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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

peripheral blood lymphocyte therapy  listen  (peh-RIH-feh-rul blud LIM-foh-site THAYR-uh-pee)

  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.