Liver, pancreas and kidney transplantation for the treatment of Wolcott-Rallison syndrome

A. G. Tzakis, M. J. Nunnelley, Akin Tekin, L. D. Buccini, Jennifer Garcia, K. Uchida, Holly Neville, Michael Nares, Phillip Ruiz, O. Bodamer

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Abstract

We present the case of a child who underwent a combined liver, pancreas and double kidney transplant following complications of Wolcott-Rallison syndrome (WRS) a rare genetic disorder that causes infantile insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) and often death in childhood from fulminant liver and concomitant kidney failure. WRS is characterized clinically through infantile IDDM, propensity for liver failure following viral infections, bone dysplasia and growth failure and developmental delay. Fewer than 60 cases with WRS are reported in the literature, mostly from consanguineous parents. Future episodes of liver failure, the main contributor to the increased mortality in WRS, may be prevented through timely liver transplantation. To the best of our knowledge, transplantation has not been utilized to manage complications of WRS prior to this report.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)565-567
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Transplantation
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

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Pancreas Transplantation
Liver Transplantation
Kidney Transplantation
Liver Failure
Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
Developmental Bone Disease
Therapeutics
Inborn Genetic Diseases
Liver
Bone Development
Virus Diseases
Renal Insufficiency
Pancreas
Transplantation
Parents
Wolcott-Rallison syndrome
Transplants
Kidney
Mortality

Keywords

  • clinical research/practice
  • kidney transplantation/nephrology
  • liver transplantation/hepatology
  • pediatrics
  • quality of care/care delivery
  • surgical technique

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transplantation
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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Liver, pancreas and kidney transplantation for the treatment of Wolcott-Rallison syndrome. / Tzakis, A. G.; Nunnelley, M. J.; Tekin, Akin; Buccini, L. D.; Garcia, Jennifer; Uchida, K.; Neville, Holly; Nares, Michael; Ruiz, Phillip; Bodamer, O.

In: American Journal of Transplantation, Vol. 15, No. 2, 01.01.2015, p. 565-567.

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