I had great news today. Apparently, the last urine BK virus specimen that came back with >700,000 copies. was a lab error. Or, as my transplant coordinator called it, a “fluke”.
I had a repeat urine done on Monday, and there are only 500 copies of virus in my urine. Not 500, 000, but 500. I was diagnosed with BK virus in July, 2009, and at the time, I had greater than 39 MILLION copies in my urine. Since then, it has intermittently been in my blood as well, but my serum BK was negative last week.
So I have to wonder how effective the Leflunomide actually was.
Now, I’ll get my urine checked for BK monthly. That’s a BIG load off of my mind!