peripheral blood lymphocyte therapy

Definition / meaning of peripheral blood lymphocyte therapy

A treatment for Epstein-Barr virus infection or overgrowth of white blood cells (lymphocytes) after an organ or bone marrow transplant. Specific lymphocytes from a sibling donor are infused into the patient to try and reverse these conditions.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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