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Pediatr Transplant. 2018 Nov;22(7):e13264. doi: 10.1111/petr.13264. Epub 2018 Jul 12.

Recurrent oral ulcerations following heart transplant in a pediatric patient: A diagnostic dilemma.

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1
School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.
2
Division of Hematology and Oncology, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada.
3
Division of Rheumatology, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada.
4
Division of Cardiology, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Abstract

Oral ulceration is a non-specific clinical finding with many potential causes. The persistence of oral ulcers in the context of a patient post-SOT is concerning for PTLD. There is growing evidence that SOT recipients may also be at higher risk of autoimmune diseases. This case report describes a pediatric patient with persistent oral ulcers after heart transplant, who underwent an extensive workup for PTLD, including repeat investigations, with a subsequent diagnosis of Behçet's disease.

KEYWORDS:

Behçet's disease; pediatric autoimmune; pediatric transplant; post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease

PMID:
30003623
DOI:
10.1111/petr.13264
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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