What is it?

Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) refers to conditions happening after an organ transplant. PTLD is characterized by excessive production of white blood cells. It could change in its severity from mild to full blown lymphoma. It is sometimes linked to an infection with Epstein- Barr virus (EBV).

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Signs & symptoms

PTLD symptoms may include swollen lymph nodes, night sweats, fever, unexplained weight loss, and decreased appetite.


Diagnosis is based upon findings from medical history and physical examination. Further evaluation may include blood tests, bone marrow biopsy and lymph node biopsy.


Treatment may include lowering the dose of immunosuppressive drugs, antibody therapy, chemotherapy, radiation therapy or surgery.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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