|Title||Successful treatment of primary donor-derived human herpesvirus-8 infection and hepatic Kaposi Sarcoma in an adult liver transplant recipient|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2018|
|Authors||Fu W, Merola J, Malinis M, Lacy J, Barbieri A, Liapakis AH, Mulligan DC, Yoo PS|
Kaposi sarcoma (KS) may rarely occur in transplant recipients through primary human herpesvirus-8 (HHV-8) infection from a seropositive donor. This report describes a patient who developed hepatic KS after receiving a split liver transplant from an HHV-8-positive donor. The recipient was treated with liposomal doxorubicin after reduction in immunosuppression led to acute cellular rejection. This treatment achieved regression of KS while preserving allograft function, demonstrating a successful therapeutic strategy for this malignancy.
|Alternate Journal||Transpl Infect Dis.|
|Notify Library Reference ID||4881|