Post-transplant multiple myeloma in a pediatric renal transplant patient

Wendy Y. Tcheng, Jonathan Said, Theodore Hall, Samhar Al-Akash, Marcio Malogolowkin, Stephen A. Feig

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Abstract

Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease (PTLD) is a well-recognized complication of the intense immunosuppression required in solid organ and bone marrow transplant recipients. The clinical presentation is varied andean range from a benign infectious mononucleosis-like syndrome to malignant lymphoma. PTLD manifesting as multiple myeloma occurs rarely. We report the unique occurrence of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-associated post-transplant multiple myeloma in a 16-year-old male. In contrast to previously described cases of PTLD-myeloma type, this patient was very young, had a clear association with EBV, and an indolent clinical course.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)218-223
Number of pages6
JournalPediatric Blood and Cancer
Volume47
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Epstein-Barr virus
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Hematology
  • Oncology

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