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Graft-Versus-Host Transplant Immunology

Graft-Versus-Host Transplant Immunology is a topic covered in the Pocket ICU Management.

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  • 50% of allogeneic BMT patients develop acute or chronic graft versus host disease (GVHD) of variable severity.
  • GVHD = donor’s bone marrow attacks the patient’s organs and tissues, leading to organ dysfunction and a worsened immunocompromised state
  • Acute GVHD usually develops < 100 days after allogeneic BMT.
  • Chronic GVHD usually develops >100 days after allogeneic BMT.
  • The incidence of both types of GVHD increases with patient age.

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Last updated: April 28, 2010


"Graft-Versus-Host Transplant Immunology." Pocket ICU Management, PocketMedicine.com, Inc, 2010. Anesthesia Central, anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/Pocket-ICU-Management/534132/all/Graft_Versus_Host_Transplant_Immunology.
Graft-Versus-Host Transplant Immunology. Pocket ICU Management. PocketMedicine.com, Inc; 2010. https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/Pocket-ICU-Management/534132/all/Graft_Versus_Host_Transplant_Immunology. Accessed April 19, 2019.
Graft-Versus-Host Transplant Immunology. (2010). In Pocket ICU Management. Available from https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/Pocket-ICU-Management/534132/all/Graft_Versus_Host_Transplant_Immunology
Graft-Versus-Host Transplant Immunology [Internet]. In: Pocket ICU Management. PocketMedicine.com, Inc; 2010. [cited 2019 April 19]. Available from: https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/Pocket-ICU-Management/534132/all/Graft_Versus_Host_Transplant_Immunology.
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