Heart transplant recipient with mycophenolate mofetil-induced colitis

The great imitator

Obada Tayyem, Hamzeh Saraireh, Muhannad Al Hanayneh, Heather Stevenson-Lerner

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Abstract

In this article, we report a case of a 55-year-old male heart transplant recipient who presented with diarrhoea. An extensive workup for infectious diseases was negative. The patient had a colonoscopy with biopsies showing colitis that mimicked graft-versus-host disease on histopathology. After excluding other potential causes and excluding acute cellular rejection, mycophenolate mofetil was discontinued, and the patient had significant clinical improvement with increased appetite and weight gain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number224035
JournalBMJ Case Reports
Volume2018
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

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Mycophenolic Acid
Colitis
Graft vs Host Disease
Appetite
Colonoscopy
Weight Gain
Communicable Diseases
Diarrhea
Biopsy
Transplant Recipients
Rejection (Psychology)

Keywords

  • colitis
  • endoscopy
  • transplant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Heart transplant recipient with mycophenolate mofetil-induced colitis : The great imitator. / Tayyem, Obada; Saraireh, Hamzeh; Al Hanayneh, Muhannad; Stevenson-Lerner, Heather.

In: BMJ Case Reports, Vol. 2018, 224035, 01.01.2018.

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