Successful treatment of aggressive post transplant lymphoproliferative disorder using rituximab.

@article{ODwyer2000SuccessfulTO,
  title={Successful treatment of aggressive post transplant lymphoproliferative disorder using rituximab.},
  author={Michael E. O'Dwyer and Teresa M Launder and John M Rabkin and Craig R. Nichols},
  journal={Leukemia & lymphoma},
  year={2000},
  volume={39 3-4},
  pages={411-9}
}
A 52 year -old female developed a histologically aggressive, Epstein-Barr virus positive, lymphoproliferative disorder involving the brain and liver 4 months following a combined kidney/pancreas transplant. Following a brief trial of reduced immunosuppression, she was treated with rituximab. Despite subsequent re-intensification of immunosuppression, the lesions showed continued regression with almost complete disappearance by 5 months. Rituximab appears to be a safe, effective treatment for… CONTINUE READING