Although dormant in most patients with healthy immune systems, BK Virus can flare up after kidney and stem cell transplants, causing serious complications. Currently there are no approved treatments available. Here is one caregiver’s story.
Three years after Claire Flores donated a kidney to her husband, a BK Virus infection took his life. Her story illustrates the urgent need for effective treatments for BK Virus, which is a common cause of kidney transplant loss.