Successful medical treatment of EBV smooth muscle tumor in a renal transplant recipient

Mirco Belingheri, Patrizia Comoli, Franco Locatelli, Fausto Baldanti, Valentina Martina, Marisa Giani, Mariano Ferraresso, Lilla Cro, Alberto Edefonti, Luciana Ghio

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Abstract

EBV is associated with various malignancies in patients with acquired or induced immune impairment. EBV-SMT is very uncommon in immunocompromised patients, and a kidney localization has been described only anecdotally. We report the case of a 17-yr-old kidney transplant recipient diagnosed as having an EBV-SMT inside the renal graft, which was successfully managed by minimizing isolated immunosuppression.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPediatric Transplantation
Volume14
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010

Keywords

  • EBV
  • immunosuppression
  • kidney transplantation
  • smooth muscle tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Transplantation

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