Cytomegalovirus Infection in Pediatric Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation: Risk Factors for Primary Infection and Cases of Recurrent and Late Infection at a Single Center

R. Grant Rowe, Dongjing Guo, Michelle A. Lee, Steven Margossian, Wendy B. London, Leslie Lehmann

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Abstract

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is a significant source of morbidity and mortality in allogeneic stem cell transplantation (SCT). We identified a cohort of 91 pediatric SCT patients at risk (defined as either donor and/or recipient seropositivity) for CMV infection at our institution. We retrospectively categorized at-risk SCT recipients as those who (1) were at risk of CMV infection in the post-SCT period, (2) had documented CMV infection before SCT, (3) experienced recurrence of post-SCT CMV viremia, or (4) experienced late post-SCT CMV viremia; categories were not mutually exclusive. We analyzed the impact of SCT-related factors on incidence of CMV infection and outcome, and we described the outcome of each of these cohorts. In univariate analysis, recipient CMV seropositivity, use of umbilical cord blood graft, and acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) predicted post-SCT CMV viremia, and the effects of acute GVHD (odds ratio, 4.018; 95% confidence interval, 1.032 to 15.643) and CMV seropositivity (odds ratio, 16.525; 95% confidence interval, 2.041 to 133.803) were confirmed in multivariate analysis. Patients with recurrence of post-SCT CMV viremia had a 50% all-cause mortality rate, compared with 12% in all 91 patients. Patients with pre-SCT CMV infection had a high incidence of post-SCT CMV infection but could successfully undergo SCT with antiviral prophylaxis and pre-emptive CMV treatment. All patients with late CMV infection had prior GVHD. Theses findings identify risk factors for post-SCT CMV infection and provide novel descriptions of childhood SCT recipients with pre-SCT, recurrent, and late CMV infection, which may contribute to risk stratification strategies for CMV at-risk patients in pediatric allogeneic SCT.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1275-1283
Number of pages9
JournalBiology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Volume22
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cytomegalovirus
  • Graft-versus host disease
  • Umbilical cord transplant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Transplantation

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