Late onset of severe graft-versus-host disease in a pediatric liver transplant recipient

Stephen P. Dunn, Leslie J. Krueger, Lavjay Butani, Hope Punnett

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Abstract

We report the management of a patient with the late onset of chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) after orthotopic liver transplantation. GVHD is a rare complication of solid organ transplants that usually presents early after transplantation and is fatal in the majority of cases. Our patient differs from the typical patient with GVHD in that the onset of her disease was very late. Although most treatment to date consisted of an increase in immunosuppressive therapy, our patient showed an excellent response to a reduction. This resulted in the abatement of the symptoms of GVHD and the preservation of her allograft function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1483-1485
Number of pages3
JournalTransplantation
Volume71
Issue number10
StatePublished - May 27 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transplantation
  • Immunology

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