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Am J Hematol. 2005 Jul;79(3):211-5.

Mini-BEAM and autologous hematopoietic stem-cell transplant for treatment of post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorders.

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Department of Medicine, University of Cincinnati and Veterans Administration Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio 45267, USA.


Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) represents a spectrum of lymphoid proliferative diseases seen as result of immunosuppression in recipients of solid organ or hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation. Options of treatment include reduction or discontinuation of immunosuppressive agents, antiviral drugs, rituximab, chemotherapy, and radiation. We report two unique cases of PTLD (CNS and plasmacytoma-like) treated successfully with salvage chemotherapy, mini-BEAM chemotherapy, and autologous stem-cell transplant. In both cases, patients were also treated with sirolimus and prednisone as immunosuppression, and neither patient rejected their solid organ transplants. With over 30 months of follow-up, both patients remain in complete remission with excellent allograft function.

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