Annals of Hematology

, 89:97 | Cite as

Post-rituximab Burkitt transformation of PTLD: loss of CD20 expression accompanied by a switch in light-chain expression

  • Yu-Yan Hwang
  • Kai Y. Wong
  • Rock Y. Y. Leung
  • Simon H. M. Wong
  • See-Ching Chan
  • Gopesh Srivastava
  • Wing Y. Au
Letter to the Editor

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yu-Yan Hwang
    • 1
  • Kai Y. Wong
    • 2
  • Rock Y. Y. Leung
    • 2
  • Simon H. M. Wong
    • 3
  • See-Ching Chan
    • 4
  • Gopesh Srivastava
    • 2
  • Wing Y. Au
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MedicineQueen Mary HospitalHong KongChina
  2. 2.Department of PathologyQueen Mary HospitalHong KongChina
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyQueen Mary HospitalHong KongChina
  4. 4.Department of SurgeryQueen Mary HospitalHong KongChina

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