Post-Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorders

  • Vikas R. Dharnidharka
  • Michael Green
  • Steven A. Webber

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Vikas R. Dharnidharka, Michael Green, Steven Webber
    Pages 1-3
  3. Vikas R. Dharnidharka
    Pages 17-28
  4. Steven H. Swerdlow
    Pages 89-104
  5. Tapan Maniar, Donald Tsai
    Pages 105-116
  6. Steven A. Webber
    Pages 117-131
  7. Sophie Caillard
    Pages 145-151
  8. Silke Wiesmayr, Steven A. Webber
    Pages 163-172
  9. Vikas R. Dharnidharka, Michael Green, Steven A. Webber
    Pages 183-185
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 187-190

About this book

Introduction

Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorders are a group of conditions that straddle the borders between infection and malignancy. They were very rare prior to the mid-1980s but now can be expected to develop in 1-10% of transplant recipients. While some cases are reversible with reduction in immunosuppression, more severe forms are indistinguishable from frank lymphomas.

This book sets out to cover in depth every aspect of these disorders, including both basic science and clinical topics. The epidemiology is reviewed, and careful attention is paid to the role of Epstein-Barr virus in their development. Clinical features are documented and clear guidance is provided on diagnosis, with thorough description of pathologic and imaging findings. Further chapters are devoted to treatment, prognosis, preventive and pre-emptive strategies, and organ-specific considerations.

The state-of-the-art information contained in this book will aid researchers as well as the many different professionals involved in caring for patients with post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorders. The comprehensive and detailed coverage will appeal to those who already have some expertise in the field, yet the book will also serve as an invaluable resource for beginners in transplantation.

Keywords

Immunosuppression cell heart imaging infection kidney liver lung lymphoma organ pathology prevention stem cell transplantation virus

Editors and affiliations

  • Vikas R. Dharnidharka
    • 1
  • Michael Green
    • 2
  • Steven A. Webber
    • 3
  1. 1.Pediatric Kidney Transplantation, Shands Hospital at UFUniversity of Florida College of Medicine Medical DirectorGainesvilleUSA
  2. 2.Division of Infectious Diseases Children's Hospital of PittsburghUniversity of Pittsburgh School of MedicinePittsburghUSA
  3. 3.Children's Hospital of PittsburghUniversity of Pittsburgh School of MedicinePittsburghUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-01653-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-01652-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-01653-0
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