Severe dermatological presentation of graft vs host disease

A 67-year-old Caucasian female presented to the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) with an extensive dermatological manifestation of Graft vs. Host Disease (GVHD). She was transferred from the Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) floor to the SICU for expertise in wound management and burn care. The patient had a past medical history of diffuse B-cell lymphoma for which she had undergone chemotherapy, achieving remission. Unfortunately, a year later she experienced recurrence of her cancer and underwent an autologous stem cell transplant. She subsequently developed an expanding skin rash, which upon biopsy revealed GVHD. Her disease progressed despite treatment with standard outpatient…
Severe dermatological presentation of graft vs host disease