BK virus

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What is BK virus?

The BK virus is a member of the polyomavirus family. Past infection with the BK virus is widespread, but significant consequences of infection are uncommon, with the exception of the immunocompromised and the immunosuppressed.

Common symptoms reported by people with BK virus

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with BK virus

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Compare treatments taken by people with BK virus

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Who has BK virus on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 1
40s 4
50s 9
60s 9
70+ 2

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 11
Female 13

These charts show data from BK virus patients who have completed their condition history
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