Table 4

Multivariate logistic regression analysis to determine the relative importance of cytomegalovirus (CMV) load as a risk factor for disease after organ transplantation

Patient groupOR for CMV disease (95% CI)p Value
All ORs refer to an increase in CMV load of 0.25 log10 genomes/ml of blood.
In these analyses, raised viral load explained established risk factors for disease, such as donor/recipient serostatus and receipt of antithymocyte globulin (renal transplant patients), and these risk factors are therefore not recorded in the table.
The reader should consult the reference list for a comprehensive set of analyses.4953
CI, confidence interval; OR odds ratio.
Renal transplant recipients
CMV load1.65 (1.14 to 2.39)0.008
Liver transplant recipients
CMV load2.70 (1.41 to 5.17)0.003
Methylprednisolone/1 g1.61 (1.04 to 2.51)0.03
Bone marrow transplant recipients
CMV load1.43 (1.12 to 1.82)0.004