Lymphoma mimics cytomegalovirus-induced hepatitis in a heart transplant recipient

G. W. Dec, M. J. Semigran, G. Vlahakes, J. Southern, J. T. Fallon

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A 56-year-old diabetic man underwent heart transplantation for end-stage ischemic heart disease; fever, progressive thrombocytopenia, and hepatitis developed 8 weeks after transplantation. Cytomegalovirus was cultured from the serum buffy coat. In spite of therapy with high-dose ganciclovir sodium, the patient died on the seventy-seventh postoperative day. Autopsy revealed a previously unsuspected high-grade B-cell lymphoma with extensive hepatic replacement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)778-780
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
Issue number4 I
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes


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