Hemorrhagic cystitis: A successful outcome for a challenging complication in stem cell transplant
Hemorrhagic cystitis (HC) secondary to BK polyomavirus (BKPyV) is a frequent complication related to allogenic stem cell transplantation. With an important morbidity and mortality, this disease doesn’t have a stablished standard treatment or prophylaxis strategies. At this moment, the supportive therapies approved to treat included hyperhydration, forced diuresis and transfusion support. Cidofovir is a nucleotide analog of deoxycytidine monophosphate against DNA viruses and it has been described for the treatment of BKPyV-HC, but at this moment, is not a front-line therapy. We report a successful case after the use of Cidofovir without Probenecid. No adverse effect was developed under the treatment, and after 4 weeks of treatment, the patient achieved an excellent response.
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