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226.1 - Polyomavirus: Interesting and Curious Infections beyond BK

Presenter: Lígia Camera, Pierrotti, São Paulo, Brazil
Authors: Lígia Camera Pierrotti

An overview of the most relevant clinical and epidemiological data that currently exist related to JCPyV, BKPyV and all the novel human PyVs, a rapidly expanding family of small DNA viruses that infect humans and non-humans hosts. Epidemiological studies indicate that human PyVs are ubiquitous viruses that infect their host without causing apparent primary disease. The focus is the PyVs beyond BKPyV associated with recognized diseases: JCPyV, associated with progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy; TSPyV, associated with trycodisplasia spinulosa; and MCPyV, associated with Markel cell carcinoma.


Dr. Pierrotti received her M.D. from the Campinas State University – São Paulo/ Brazil in 1993 and she completed her Infectious Diseases Residency at the University of São Paulo – São Paulo/ Brazil in 1996. Dr. Pierrotti received her Ph.D. in Infectious Diseases in 2004 from the São Paulo University, São Paulo, Brazil. She is an Assistant Physician of Infectious Diseases Division, member of the staff of The Renal and Pancreas Transplantation Unit and member of the Infections in Immunocompromised Host Group at Hospital das Clínicas at São Paulo University. Dr. Pierrotti is currently member of Infectious Disease Committee of the Brazilian Society of Organ Transplantation (ABTO) and Secretary-Treasurer of Transplant Infectious Diseases (TID)/ of The Transplantation Society. She is member of the National Advisory Committee on Infectious Diseases in Transplant. She has developed educational program and research directed towards epidemiology, prevention and management of infections in solid organ transplant recipients as well as other immunocompromised hosts.

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