Postoperative erythroderma after cardiac operations. The possible role of depressed cell-mediated immunity.

Erythroderma as a manifestation of graft-versus-host disease after cardiac operations with blood transfusion may occur more frequently in Japan than in other countries. We have seen this problem in five patients who, after heart operations, died with symptoms and signs characteristic of graft-versus-host disease: cutaneous eruption, fever, diarrhea… CONTINUE READING