NCI Definition: Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) is a polyclonal (benign) or clonal (malignant) proliferation of lymphoid cells that develops as a consequence of immunosuppression in a recipient of a solid organ or bone marrow allograft. PTLDs comprise a spectrum ranging from early, Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-driven polyclonal lymphoid proliferations to EBV-positive or EBV- negative lymphomas of predominantly B-cell or less often T-cell type. (WHO, 2001) [1]

Disease Details

PTLD, Post-transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorder, post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder
Immunodeficiency-Associated Lymphoproliferative Disorder
Classic Hodgkin Lymphoma Type Post-Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorder, Florid Follicular Hyperplasia Post-Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorder, Monomorphic Post-Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorder, Infectious Mononucleosis-Like Post-Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorder, Polymorphic Post-Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorder, and Plasmacytic Hyperplasia Post-Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorder
OncoTree Name
Posttransplant Lymphoproliferative Disorders
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2. The AACR Project GENIE Consortium. AACR Project GENIE: powering precision medicine through an international consortium. Cancer Discovery. 2017;7(8):818-831. Dataset Version 6. This dataset does not represent the totality of the genetic landscape; see paper for more information.

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