A Case of BK Virus Nephropathy Post Renal Transplantation

  • Wubshet Jote


BK Nephropathy (BKVN) is a viral nephropathy that can lead to allograft failure. We report a 25 years old kidney transplant recipient who presented with asymptomatic progressive renal allograft dysfunction nine months after renal transplantation. He was worked up as inpatient and allograft biopsy came with a conclusion of viral nephropathy. Further work up for the etiology revealed the viral agent was BK Virus. As renal transplantation is still relatively new to developing countries, this case will highlight clinical feature, diagnosis and treatment options of the condition.