Introduction and history

Vikas R. Dharnidharka, Michael Green, Steven A. Webber, Ralf Ulrich Trappe

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Posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorders (PTLDs) straddle the disciplines of immunology, infection, and malignancy. PTLDs are a major complication of transplantation, such that its study is a discipline by itself. The study of PTLD has led to advances that have ramifications beyond transplantation. Early observations revealed that lightening of immunosuppression could lead to regression in some cases, eliminating the hopelessness of the word "lymphoma." While PTLD treatments and outcomes have improved, responses remain suboptimal, and the need for additional strategies for prevention and treatment remains.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPost-Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorders
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9783030654030
ISBN (Print)9783030654023
StatePublished - Feb 11 2021


  • B cell
  • Epstein-Barr virus
  • Immunology
  • Infection
  • Malignancy
  • Posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorder


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