A 5-month-old girl, treated with bone marrow transplantation for severe combined immunodeficiency, developed two episodes of severe acute graft Vs host disease (GVHD) while teething. A dramatic improvement in GVHD was noted after the completion of tooth eruption. It is suggested that the release of interleukin-1, associated with the traumatized gingival tissue, is the triggering mediator for the GVHD.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry|
|State||Published - 1 Dec 1996|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Medicine (all)