Epstein-Barr virus-associated hepatic smooth muscle neoplasm in a cardiac transplant recipient.

@article{Davidoff1996EpsteinBarrVH,
  title={Epstein-Barr virus-associated hepatic smooth muscle neoplasm in a cardiac transplant recipient.},
  author={Andrew M. Davidoff and Andre V Hebra and Bernard A J Clark and John E. Tomaszewski and Kathleen T Montone and Eduardo D. Ruchelli and H. T. Lau},
  journal={Transplantation},
  year={1996},
  volume={61 3},
  pages={515-7}
}
Host immunosuppression is increasingly recognized as a significant risk factor for the development of a primary neoplasm. Chronic immunosuppressive therapy, as used in organ transplantation, may perturb the immunosurveillance ability of the host, making the patient more susceptible to virus-associated malignancies. We have taken care of a care of a child who received an orthotopic heart transplant and who then developed both a generalized lymphoproliferative disorder and a leiomyoma of the… CONTINUE READING