Purpose. We discuss the clinical, laboratory findings and treatment of a boy who developed Burkitt's lymphoma (BL) after renal transplant and some issues about lymphoproliferative disorders after transplantation. Methods. A 6-year-old boy with Drash syndrome developed disseminated Burkitt's lymphoma 38 months after transplantation for renal failure. Immunosuppressive therapy had consisted of prednisolone and cyclosporine. Polychemotherapy was initiated. Results. Polychemotherapy induced rapid and complete remission of the disease without major side effects despite the renal transplant allograft and prolonged immunosuppression. Conclusions. A child with posttransplantation B-cell high-grade lymphoma can be successfully treated with the same chemotherapy regimen used for ordinary cases.
- Burkitt's lymphoma
- Drash syndrome
- Posttransplantation malignancies
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health