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Rectal inflammation as first manifestation of graft-vs-host disease: radiologic-pathologic findings.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15018169     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Graft-vs-host disease (GVHD) is a common, life-threatening complication of bone marrow transplantation that frequently involves the gastrointestinal tract. Since symptoms are typically nonspecific, radiologic examination is often performed to reach a diagnosis. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported radiologic description of a case of rectal involvement as the first manifestation of GVHD. The differential diagnosis of segmental rectal wall thickening in a patient following bone marrow transplantation should include GVHD.
Vito Cantisani; Koenraad J Mortele; Salvatore G Viscomi; Jonathan Glickman; Stuart G Silverman; Pablo R Ros
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European radiology     Volume:  13 Suppl 4     ISSN:  0938-7994     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur Radiol     Publication Date:  2003 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-03-15     Completed Date:  2004-04-08     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9114774     Medline TA:  Eur Radiol     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  L75-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Abdominal Imaging and Intervention, Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Biopsy, Needle
Bone Marrow Transplantation / adverse effects,  methods
Cyclosporine / therapeutic use
Drug Therapy, Combination
Follow-Up Studies
Graft vs Host Disease / drug therapy,  pathology*,  radiography*
Myelodysplastic Syndromes / diagnosis,  therapy
Prednisolone / administration & dosage
Proctitis / drug therapy,  pathology*,  radiography*
Severity of Illness Index
Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods*
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
50-24-8/Prednisolone; 59865-13-3/Cyclosporine

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