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View in Spanish: Trastorno linfoproliferativo postrasplante

Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (POST-tranz-plant LIM-foh-proh-LIH-fuh-RUH-tiv dis-OR-der)
A condition in which a group of B-cells grow out of control after an organ transplant in patients with weakened immune systems. This usually happens if the patient has also been infected with Epstein-Barr virus. Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder may progress to non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Also called PTLD.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.