Title: Recipient-derived chronic lymphocytic leukaemia diagnosed shortly after kidney transplantation on protocol biopsy
Authors: Dierickx, Daan ×
De Rycke, Anja
Vandenberghe, Peter
Janssens, Ann
Lerut, Evelyne
De Wolf-Peeters, Christiane
Verhoef, Gregor
Evenepoel, Pieter #
Issue Date: Dec-2009
Publisher: Springer International
Series Title: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation vol:24 issue:12 pages:3886-3890
Abstract: Here we present the case of a patient with diagnosis of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) on routine protocol biopsy 3 months following kidney transplantation. Genetic analysis confirmed the origin of the malignancy, being the recipient. Differential diagnosis with post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) is extremely important in order to avoid unnecessary devastating treatment. This case is challenging, both in terms of making the correct diagnosis and in terms of optimal treatment. The case underscores that it is extremely important to distinguish between a pre-existing lymphoma diagnosis after transplantation and a true PTLD as the treatment options of both are very divergent.
ISSN: 0931-0509
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory of Nephrology
Clinical Residents Medicine
Department of Human Genetics - miscellaneous
Translational Cell & Tissue Research
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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