Transfusion-associated acute graft-versus-host disease in a heart transplant recipient
Sola MA, España A, Redondo P, Idoate MA, Fernandez AL, Llorens R, Quintanilla E.
Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain.
We report a heart transplant recipient who developed graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) following blood transfusion.
We consider that heart transplant recipients should be included in the category of immunosuppressed patients who may develop this disease after being treated with blood products.
We also consider that, at the present time, irradiation of blood products is the only useful method of avoiding development of GVHD in these patients.
CITA DEL ARTÍCULO Br J Dermatol. 1995 Apr;132(4):626-30