TABLE 1.

Results of antibody testing of a renal transplant recipient who developed KS 1 year posttransplantationa

Antibody targetAntibody detection at:
1 yr pretransplantation1 yr posttransplantation9 yr posttransplantation
Lytic antigen+++
LANA
  • a The patient tested positive for the detection of antibodies against lytic antigens 1 year posttransplantation. She also tested positive with the same kit prior to both transplantation and the development of KS as well as after treatment of KS. In contrast, antibodies to LANA could not be detected in any serum sample taken from the patient.