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Time Trends in Risk and Risk Determinants of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients
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2011 (English)In: American Journal of Transplantation, ISSN 1600-6135, E-ISSN 1600-6143, Vol. 11, no 11, 2472-2482 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Organ transplantation increases risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), but long-term risk and time trends have seldom been evaluated. Immunosuppressive drug load is an important risk determinant, but the details are unclear. We studied NHL risk in a nationwide Swedish cohort of 11 081 graft recipients transplanted 1970-2008. Relative risks (RRs) were estimated within the cohort and versus the general population by age, sex, follow-up time and calendar period. NHL risk was also assessed by cumulative and average doses of immunosuppressive treatments in a nested case-control design throughout 1997 using conditional logistic regression. We observed 153 NHL cases during 97 853 years of follow-up. Compared with the general population, NHL risk was eightfold increased (RR 7.9; 95% confidence interval [CI] 6.6-9.4), and increased risks persisted after >= 15 years of follow-up among kidney (6.1; 95% CI 3.5-10) and nonkidney recipients (44; 14-103). Among nonkidney recipients, NHL risk was lower in the 2000s compared with the 1990s (0.5; 95% CI 0.3-1.0; p = 0.04). A high average dose of antithymocyte immunoglobulin (ATG) conferred an eightfold increased risk of NHL (OR 8.5; 95% CI 1.9-38). To conclude, posttransplant NHL risk decreased during the last decade among nonkidney recipients, possibly because of a more careful use of ATG, the introduction of new drugs, or both.

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2011. Vol. 11, no 11, 2472-2482 p.
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Antithymocyte immunoglobulin, Epstein-Barr virus, immunosuppression, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, organ transplantation
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-161928DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-6143.2011.03704.xISI: 000296335800024OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-161928DiVA: diva2:458530
Available from: 2011-11-23 Created: 2011-11-21 Last updated: 2015-02-24

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