Primary effusion lymphoma after heart transplantation: a new entity associated with human herpesvirus-8

@article{Dotti1999PrimaryEL,
  title={Primary effusion lymphoma after heart transplantation: a new entity associated with human herpesvirus-8},
  author={Giampietro Dotti and Roberto Fiocchi and Teresio Motta and B Facchinetti and Barbara Chiodini and G Borleri and G Gavazzeni and Tiziano Barbui and Alessandro Rambaldi},
  journal={Leukemia},
  year={1999},
  volume={13},
  pages={664-670}
}
Deep immunosuppression and Epstein–Barr virus (EBV) infection promote the emergence of lymphoproliferative disorders in patients undergoing solid organ transplantation. In the last few years a new herpesvirus, named human herpesvirus-8 (HHV-8), has been identified in Kaposi’s sarcoma and primary effusion lymphoma (PEL) developing in AIDS patients. Subsequently, the same viral DNA sequences have been identified in almost all cases of Kaposi’s sarcoma emerged outside HIV infection, thus… CONTINUE READING

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