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J Korean Soc Transplant 2019; 33(1): 13-18

Published online March 31, 2019


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A case of Castleman disease that improved after kidney transplantation

Hee Ryong Lee1, Jung Myung An1, Dong Ryeol Lee1, Hyun Wook Choi2, Joon Seok Oh3, Joong Kyung Kim3

Departments of 1Nephrology and 2Radiology, Maryknoll Hospital, Busan, Korea; 3 Department of Nephrology, Bongseng Memorial Hospital, Busan, Korea

Correspondence to: Joon Seok Oh, Department of Nephrology, Bongseng Memorial Hospital, 401 Jungang-daero, Dong-gu, Busan 48775, Korea
Tel: +82-51-664-4000, Fax: +82-51-631-8054 E-mail: j-seok@hanmail.net

Received: September 27, 2018; Revised: February 27, 2019; Accepted: March 6, 2019

This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This is a case of a 56-year-old man with Castleman disease (CD) who improved after kidney transplantation (KTP). CD is an uncommon lymphoproliferative disorder that was found incidentally on biopsy during dialysis in the current patient and was followed up without further treatment. However, the lesion showed improvement after KTP. Therefore, active KTP can be considered even if CD is one of the lymphoproliferative disorders that can occur as a complication after KTP.

Keywords: Castleman disease, Kidney transplantation, Hemodialysis