Pancreatic panniculitis associated with allograft pancreatitis and rejection in a simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplant recipient

J. L. Pike, J. C. Rice, R. L. Sanchez, E. B. Kelly, B. C. Kelly

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Abstract

Pancreatic panniculitis is an uncommon condition that can occur in association with pancreatic disease. We present a case of pancreatic panniculitis in a female pancreas-kidney transplant recipient 5 months post-transplant. The patient was on standard immunosuppressive medications and had acute rejection of her renal allograft. The diagnosis of allograft pancreatitis and rejection presenting with pancreatic panniculitis was supported clinically, histopathologically and by laboratory and imaging data. This is the fourth case of pancreatic panniculitis occurring in a transplant recipient and the first in a simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplant recipient. It is also the first case associated with allograft rejection. Clinicians should be aware that pancreatic panniculitis may be a manifestation of underlying allograft pancreatic disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2502-2505
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Transplantation
Volume6
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2006

Keywords

  • Graft failure
  • Kidney/pancreas transplantation
  • Pancreas transplantation
  • Pancreatic panniculitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Panniculitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Transplantation
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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