Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis From Graft-vs-Host Disease: Occurrence in a Patient With Thymic Hypoplasia

James R. Mccarty, Sharon Smith Raimer, Michael Jarratt

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An infant with diarrhea, failure to thrive, and a seborrhea-like skin eruption was thought to have fatal familial Leiner's syndrome. Treatment with nonirradiated plasma was followed by graft-vs-host disease and fatal toxic epidermal necrolysis; thymic hypoplasia was found at autopsy. Accurate diagnosis of immunodeficiency syndromes is essential to avoid potentially harmful therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)282-284
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Diseases of Children
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1978


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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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