International Urology and Nephrology

, Volume 38, Issue 2, pp 355–357

Hepatitis C virus related lymphoproliferative disorder in a renal transplant recipient

  • A. N. Aravindan
  • Venkatesh Moger
  • Vinay Sakhuja
  • Harbir S. Kohli
  • Neelam Varma
  • Vivekanand Jha
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s11255-006-0050-1

Cite this article as:
Aravindan, A.N., Moger, V., Sakhuja, V. et al. Int Urol Nephrol (2006) 38: 355. doi:10.1007/s11255-006-0050-1

Abstract

Posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorders (PTLD) are commonly caused by Ebstein-Barr Virus infection. The role of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in the genesis of lymphomas has been recognized recently. We report a HCV infected renal transplant recipient who developed PTLD 11 months after transplantation. Reduction of immunosuppression led to disappearance of viremia and clearance of PTLD. This is the first such report in the world literature.

Keywords

Kidney transplantation Posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorder Hepatitis C Immunosuppression 

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. N. Aravindan
    • 1
  • Venkatesh Moger
    • 1
  • Vinay Sakhuja
    • 1
  • Harbir S. Kohli
    • 1
  • Neelam Varma
    • 2
  • Vivekanand Jha
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Nephrology Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and ResearchChandigarhIndia
  2. 2.Hematology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and ResearchChandigarh India