Blue rubber bleb nevus syndrome (BRBNS) is a rare disease with vascular malformations in several systems of the body, most commonly the skin and gastrointestinal tract. Bleeding from the gastrointestinal (GI) tract is a major complication, which may lead to chronic iron deficiency anemia and the need for frequent blood transfusions due to ongoing gastrointestinal blood loss. In this case report, we describe a now 19-year-old female with BRBNS who required six blood transfusions per year and after starting sirolimus is symptom- and transfusion-free.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Case Reports in Pediatrics|
|State||Published - Oct 8 2018|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health