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J Korean Soc Transplant. 2013 Sep;27(3):138-142. Korean. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.4285/jkstn.2013.27.3.138
Kim MJ , Shim H , Jang JY , Lee SH , Huh KH , Kim YS , Lee JG .
Department of Surgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. jakii@yuhs.ac
Abstract

Posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) is documented as one of the serious complications leading to mortality particularly in organ transplant recipients receiving immunosuppressive therapy. Extant literature confirms beyond doubt that the most common site of involvement of PTLD is lymph nodes, and rarely involved is the gastrointestinal tract. It is a well-known fact that Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is a risk factor for PTLD development. In this study, we report a case of PTLD presented as small bowel perforation without EBV infection after long-term immunosuppressive therapy in a renal transplant recipient.

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