Post transplant CD8+ gammadelta T-cell lymphoma associated with human herpes virus-6 infection.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Gammadelta T-cell lymphoma is a rare T-cell lymphoproliferative disorder that has been reported in both immunocompetent and immunocompromised persons. This report describes a forty eight year old patient who developed gammadelta T-cell lymphoma four years after undergoing living-related kidney transplantation. The lymphoma expressed CD2, CD3, CD7, CD8 and CD56, and the gammadelta T-cell receptor and did not express CD5, CD4 and the alphabeta T-cell receptor. In addition, HHV-6 was cultured from the patient's bone marrow, marking the first time that this virus has been associated with gammadelta T-cell lymphoma. Since all patients with gammadelta T-cell lymphoma described to date have responded poorly to standard combination chemotherapies, the patient was treated with the purine analogue 2-chlorodeoxyadenosine. While he responded transiently to treatment, long term remission was not achieved indicating that additional therapeutic approches still need to be developed, for the management of this disorder.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lin, WC; Moore, JO; Mann, KP; Traweek, ST; Smith, C

Published Date

  • April 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 33 / 3-4

Start / End Page

  • 377 - 384

PubMed ID

  • 10221519

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1042-8194

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3109/10428199909058439


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States