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Article
October 1996

Morbilliform Eruption in a Liver Transplantation Patient

Author Affiliations

The Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Arch Dermatol. 1996;132(10):1161-1163. doi:10.1001/archderm.1996.03890340021003
Abstract

One of the most challenging situations in dermatology is the evaluation of a critically ill patient with a morbilliform eruption. Herein, we report on a 50-year-old white woman who underwent an orthotopic liver transplantation for autoimmune hepatitis and end-stage liver dis

REPORT OF A CASE  A 50-year-old white woman underwent an orthotopic liver transplantation for autoimmune hepatitis and end-stage liver disease. Her donor was an ABO identical man. Her initial postoperative course was unremarkable except for a short episode of organ rejection that was successfully treated with increased doses of systemic corticosteroids. On postoperative day 19, the patient was unexpectedly found to be leukopenic with a leukocyte count of 0.2×109/L. Subsequently, she became thrombocytopenic and anemic and developed group D enterococcal and Klebsiella pneumoniae sepsis. Apart from her hepatic disease, the patient's medical history was unremarkable. However, she reportedly had had an urticarial reaction to penicillin 30 years

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