An Unusual Presentation of Post-transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorder Mimicking Vasculitis in Heart Transplantation

David L. Murray, Naveen L. Pereira, Dylan V. Miller

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Abstract

This report details an unusual case of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-associated post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) involving the epicardial coronary arteries and myocardial arterioles of an allograft heart, morphologically mimicking vasculitis, a finding associated with acute rejection, cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV), infection and infarction. Recognition of this novel PTLD pattern as a potential imitator of acute rejection in particular is important because reduction of immunosuppression (to treat PTLD) is antithetical to the usual therapy for rejection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1257-1261
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
Volume27
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Transplantation

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