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Case Reports in Nephrology
Volume 2013, Article ID 858139, 2 pages
Case Report

Polyoma BK Virus: An Oncogenic Virus?

1Department of Internal Medicine, Henry Ford Hospital, 2799 West Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
2Department of Medicine, Deccan College of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad 500058, India
3Department of Internal Medicine, Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Centre, Brooklyn, NY 11212, USA

Received 15 May 2013; Accepted 25 June 2013

Academic Editors: A. L. de Francisco, G. V. R. Prasad, and A. Shoker

Copyright © 2013 Syed Hassan et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We report a case of a 65-year-old gentleman with a history of end stage renal disease who underwent a successful cadaveric donor kidney transplant four years ago. He subsequently developed BK virus nephropathy related to chronic immunosuppressant therapy. Three years later, misfortune struck again, and he developed adenocarcinoma of the bladder.