Background Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease is a serious complication of renal transplantation. Major risk factors include Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) seronegativity and induction immunosuppression with lymphocyte-depleting agents. Results We present a case of a 50-year year-old woman with very early onset PTLD confined to the donor ureter. Phenotypic studies on the tumor material reveal that the lymphoma was most likely of donor origin. A complete staging workup including the kidney allograft was negative for any other sites of involvement. Conclusions This case, which had a fatal outcome, emphasizes the risk of renal transplantation in BV-negative individuals when given induction with lymphocyte-depleting drugs.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - Sep 1 2015|
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