Case Report

Probable Transfusion-Associated Graft-Versus-Host Disease in a Patient With Tuberous Sclerosis

Authors: DEBORAH S. ASNIS MD, TARUN WASIL MD, FARIDA CHAUDRI MD, JACKSON KUAN MD

Abstract

ABSTRACT: Acute transfusion-associated graft-versus-host disease (TA-GVHD) is rare but often fatal. Graft-versus-host disease that occurs as a complication of bone marrow transplantation is more common but has lower mortality. Features of TA-GVHD are nonspecific and can be confused with viral infections and drug reactions. We present a case of probable TA-GVHD in a patient with tuberous sclerosis who survived and was subsequently given irradiated blood without any further adverse events.

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