Hemophagocytic syndrome after living-related liver transplantation


Karasu Z. , KILIÇ M. , Cagirgan S., LEBE E., YILMAZ F. , Demirbas T., ...More

TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS, vol.35, no.4, pp.1482-1484, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0041-1345(03)00511-6
  • Title of Journal : TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS
  • Page Numbers: pp.1482-1484

Abstract

Hemophagocytic syndrome (HPS) is a life-threatening hematological disorder in immunocompromised patients. Although the number of patients with HPS following liver transplantation is scarce the outcome is usually fatal. We report a patient who developed HPS following living-related liver transplantation (LRLT) and was treated successfully by a combination of intravenous (IV) immunoglobulin (Ig) and granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (GCSF).