Posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorders in liver transplanted patients: a report of four cases.

@article{Lorenzini2006PosttransplantLD,
  title={Posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorders in liver transplanted patients: a report of four cases.},
  author={Stefania Lorenzini and Pietro Andreone and Annagiulia Gramenzi and Cristina Morelli and Pier Luigi Zinzani and Gian Luca Grazi and Stefano A Pileri and Michele Baccarani and Sante Tura and Mauro Bernardi},
  journal={Transplantation proceedings},
  year={2006},
  volume={38 5},
  pages={1477-80}
}
BACKGROUND Posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorders (PTLDs) are an uncommon but important cause of morbidity and mortality in solid organ transplant recipients. They are often the result of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-induced proliferation of B-lymphocytes in the setting of immunosuppression. PATIENTS AND METHODS We retrospectively analyzed four cases of PTLD after liver transplantation. In all patients immunosuppression was reduced and anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody (rituximab) was… CONTINUE READING