Introduction. Solid organ transplant graft-versus-host disease (SOT-GVHD) is a rare phenomenon in which recipients of solid organ transplant develop GVHD due to the presence of donor lymphocytes in the graft. SOT-GVHD most often occurs in patients receiving small bowel or liver transplants. Diagnosis is typically via identification of lymphocytic infiltration on histopathology and molecular demonstration of donor T cell chimerism in the target organ. The gastrointestinal (GI) system is the most common target of SOT-GVHD, and one estimate places long-term survival of patients with SOT-GVHD at 20% at 5 years. In this report, we present the case of a patient with sequential kidney and pancreas transplant who developed SOT-GVHD targeting host lymphocytes, skin, and liver, with a long period of stability before treatment with antithymocyte globulin. Peripheral blood chimerism testing was used to track response to therapy. Remarkably, he survived 1.5 years despite recurrent infections before dying of unrelated causes.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Case reports in transplantation|
|State||Published - 2022|
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