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Epstein-Barr virus-associated post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorders after allogeneic peripheral blood stem cell transplantation for Hodgkin-like adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma.

09:22 EDT 20th April 2014 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Epstein-Barr virus-associated post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorders after allogeneic peripheral blood stem cell transplantation for Hodgkin-like adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma."

A 56-year-old woman with Hodgkin-like adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma was treated with allogeneic peripheral blood stem cell transplantation on 17 April 2009. She manifested a moderate fever on day 41. CT scanning and other examinations detected slightly swollen lymph nodes, and pathological findings of right axillary lymph nodes revealed an Epstein-Barr virus-associated post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder. She was successfully treated with rituximab.

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Osaka Medical Center for Cancer and Cardiovascular Diseases, Osaka, Japan, yagi-to@mc.pref.osaka.jp.

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Name: International journal of hematology
ISSN: 1865-3774
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