DOI: 10.4103/lungindia.lungindia_94_23 ISSN:

A case of post renal transplant PTLD of lung

Tanay Sinha, Harshita Mishra, Rosna Thomas, Sonal P. Karpe, Siddharth Waghmare, Jairaj P. Nair, Swapnil M. Thorve
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


Post Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorder (PTLD) is a heterogeneous group of Lymphoid proliferative disorders that occur in patients post Hematogenous or Solid organ transplants. They are closely associated with Ebstein-Barr Virus and can range from polyclonal lesions to frank lymphomas. PTLD is usually a rare post-transplant complication, with the incidence being higher post Lung or Heart Transplantation and less commonly seen post-renal transplantation. The incidence post renal transplantation is less than 1%, with most of the cases being limited to the Gastro-Intestinal Tract and Lymph nodes, and incidence in the lungs being extremely rare. Here we present a case report of PTLD of the lung in a post-renal transplant recipient.

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