Epstein-Barr virus infection in adult renal transplant recipients
This research study led by Dr Muir Morton and Dr Michael Picton is investigating infections that can occur after transplantation. It is focusing on Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection (known for causing glandular fever). 482 people with kidney transplants under Manchester Royal have now joined the study which is fantastic and we aim to involve a total of 500. Recruitment is due to stop within the next two weeks. The next step is to process all the initial samples and surveys of symptoms. This will enable us to then calculate what proportions of transplant patients currently have signs of EBV infection. The purpose of the study is to better understand the natural history of EBV infection after transplantation with a view to developing guidelines to allow better care and management for any individual affected.
The research team would like to thank all participants who have joined the study so far and we will aim to keep all involved informed of our progress.