Pneumocystis cystoides intestinalis with pneumoperitoneum and pneumoretroperitoneum in a patient with extensive chronic graft-versus-host disease

A. Schulenburg, C. Herold, E. Eisenhuber, G. Oberhuber, B. Volc-Platzer, H. T. Greinix, E. Reiter, F. Keil, P. Kalhs

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Abstract

Pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis is a rare finding of intramural gasfilled cysts in the bowel wall and sometimes free air in the abdomen. A few conditions are reported to cause this disease, one of them being immunosuppression. We describe a 50-year-old Caucasian male with extensive chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) of the gut and skin who developed PCI with pneumoperitoneum and pneumoretroperitoneum. To our knowledge, this is the first report of PCI occurring in a patient with active chronic GVHD which resolved spontaneously.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)331-333
Number of pages3
JournalBone marrow transplantation
Volume24
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1999

Keywords

  • Chronic graft-versus-host disease
  • Pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Transplantation

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