EBV kidney allograft infection: possible relationship with a peri-graft localization of PTLD.

@article{Cosio2004EBVKA,
  title={EBV kidney allograft infection: possible relationship with a peri-graft localization of PTLD.},
  author={Fernando G. Cosio and Margaret A. Nuovo and Lazaro Delgado and Martha M. Yearsley and Pierluigi Porcu and Michael A. Caligiuri and Ronald P Pelletier and Gerard J Nuovo},
  journal={American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons},
  year={2004},
  volume={4 1},
  pages={116-23}
}
Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) is a grave complication of transplantation and the result of uncontrolled proliferation of B lymphocytes infected with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). Herein we assess whether EBV infects renal grafts and whether there is a relationship between EBV kidney infection and PTLD. Allograft biopsies from 23 patients with PTLD were studied for the presence of EBV DNA and RNA (EBER-1, -2) by in situ hybridization and for CD21 by immunohistochemistry… CONTINUE READING

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