Korean J Dermatol.  2002 May;40(5):532-535.

A Case of Guttate Psoriasis in the Recipients of Allogeneic Bone Marrow Transplantation

  • 1Department of Dermatology, Asan Medical Center, College of Medicine, University of Ulsan, Seoul, Korea. jhchoy@amc.seoul.kr


In many studies, it has been demonstrated that donor-derived cells would eventually replace the hematopoietic and immune system of the recipient after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (BMT). And there are several case reports describing resolution or development of autoimmune diseases after BMT. Psoriasis is considered to be an autoimmune disease of abnormal keratinocyte proliferation induced by T lymphocytes. Herein we describe a 17-year-old woman presenting with guttate psoriasis, who suffered from acute lymphocytic leukemia and underwent allogeneic BMT 6 months ago. This is the first case of guttate psoriasis possibly associated with BMT in the Korean literature.


Guttate psoriasis; Bone marrow transplantation
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