Graft-vs.-host disease in lung and other solid organ transplant recipients

Maha A. Assi, Jose S Pulido, Steve G. Peters, Colin A. Mccannel, Raymund R Razonable

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Abstract

Graft-vs.-host disease (GVHD) is an uncommon complication of solid organ transplantation. Herein, we report a case of GVHD occurring in a lung transplant recipient and review 29 reported cases of GVHD that complicated thoracic organ, and non-hepatic intra-abdominal organ transplantation. The major presenting clinical symptom of GVHD was skin rash. Less frequent clinical manifestations were cytopenia (16%), diarrhea (11%), and fever (5%). The mainstay of treatment was high-dose corticosteroids. The mortality rate was high (30%). The cause of death was mainly due to infection, suggesting that antimicrobial prophylaxis may improve the outcome of this potentially fatal complication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalClinical Transplantation
Volume21
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2007

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Organ Transplantation
Lung Diseases
Transplants
Fatal Outcome
Exanthema
Cause of Death
Diarrhea
Adrenal Cortex Hormones
Fever
Thorax
Lung
Mortality
Infection
Transplant Recipients
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Chorioretinopathy
  • Graft-vs.-host
  • Graft-vs.-host disease
  • Solidorgan transplant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Transplantation

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Graft-vs.-host disease in lung and other solid organ transplant recipients. / Assi, Maha A.; Pulido, Jose S; Peters, Steve G.; Mccannel, Colin A.; Razonable, Raymund R.

In: Clinical Transplantation, Vol. 21, No. 1, 01.2007, p. 1-6.

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Assi, Maha A. ; Pulido, Jose S ; Peters, Steve G. ; Mccannel, Colin A. ; Razonable, Raymund R. / Graft-vs.-host disease in lung and other solid organ transplant recipients. In: Clinical Transplantation. 2007 ; Vol. 21, No. 1. pp. 1-6.
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