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Descriptor English: BK Virus
Descriptor Spanish: Virus BK
Descriptor virus BK
Entry term(s) Polyomavirus BK
Polyomavirus BK humano
Scope note: Especie de POLYOMAVIRUS que aparentemente infecta a más del 90 por ciento de los niños pero que no se asocia claramente con ninguna enfermedad clínica de la infancia. El virus permanece latente en el organismo de por vida y puede ser reactivado bajo ciertas circunstancias.
Descriptor Portuguese: Vírus BK
Descriptor French: Virus BK
Entry term(s): BK polyomavirus
Human Polyomavirus BK
Polyomavirus BK, Human
Polyomavirus hominis 1
Polyomavirus, BK
Tree number(s): B04.280.210.700.615.100
B04.613.204.670.615.100
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D001739
Scope note: A species of POLYOMAVIRUS apparently infecting over 90% of children but not clearly associated with any clinical illness in childhood. The virus remains latent in the body throughout life and can be reactivated under certain circumstances.
Annotation: infection: coord IM with POLYOMAVIRUS INFECTIONS (IM) + TUMOR VIRUS INFECTIONS (IM)
Allowable Qualifiers: CH chemistry
CL classification
DE drug effects
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PH physiology
PY pathogenicity
RE radiation effects
UL ultrastructure
Public MeSH Note: 2002; see POLYOMAVIRUS HOMINIS 1 1994-2001, see BK VIRUS 1991-1993, see POLYOMAVIRUSES 1978-1990, see POLYOMA VIRUS 1975-1977
Online Note: use POLYOMAVIRUS HOMINIS 1 to search BK VIRUS 1975-93
History Note: 2002, 1975-1993
DeCS ID: 31793
Unique ID: D001739
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1991/01/01
Date of Entry: 1974/11/19
Revision Date: 2018/07/01
BK Virus - Preferred
Concept UI M0002623
Scope note A species of POLYOMAVIRUS apparently infecting over 90% of children but not clearly associated with any clinical illness in childhood. The virus remains latent in the body throughout life and can be reactivated under certain circumstances.
Preferred term BK Virus
Entry term(s) BK polyomavirus
Human Polyomavirus BK
Polyomavirus BK, Human
Polyomavirus hominis 1
Polyomavirus, BK



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