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Graft-versus-host disease after simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation

 Juhan Lee  ;  Myoung Soo Kim  ;  Kyu Ha Huh  ;  Dong Jin Joo  ;  Jae Geun Lee  ;  Soon Il Kim 
 Korean Journal of Transplantation, Vol.34(1) : 62-65, 2020-03 
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Korean Journal of Transplantation
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Graft-versus-host disease ; Kidney transplantation ; Pancreas transplantation
Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is rare complication after simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation (SPK). Here, we present a rare case of GVHD that developed in a SPK recipient. A 38-year-old female patient with end-stage renal disease due to type 1 diabetes mellitus underwent SPK from a deceased female donor. Four months after transplantation, she was readmitted with fever and abdominal pain and computed tomography revealed a retroperitoneal abscess. While being treated for the retroperitoneal abscess by percutaneous drainage and antibiotics, the patient developed skin rash and diarrhea. A skin biopsy performed at the time showed vacuolization and peri-venular lymphocytic infiltration compatible with GVHD. High-dose steroids resulted in complete remission of GVHD, and the patient was discharged after 2 weeks of treatment. This case demonstrates that early diagnosis of GVHD followed by timely treatment may led to a favorable outcome, and cautions that GVHD can occur in SPK patients.
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Kim, Myoung Soo(김명수) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8975-8381
Kim, Soon Il(김순일) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0783-7538
Lee, Jae Geun(이재근) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6722-0257
Lee, Ju Han(이주한)
Joo, Dong Jin(주동진) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8405-1531
Huh, Kyu Ha(허규하) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1364-6989
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