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Graft versus Host Disease

Abstract

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NORD is very grateful to Catharina Schuetz, MD, MSc, Ulm University, Department of Pediatrics (Immunology, BMT), Germany, for assistance in the preparation of this report.

Synonyms of Graft versus Host Disease

  • GVHD

Disorder Subdivisions

  • Acute GVHD
  • Chronic GVHD

General Discussion

Graft versus Host Disease (GVHD) is a rare disorder that can strike persons whose immune system is deficient or suppressed and who have received a bone marrow transplant or a nonirradiated blood transfusion. Symptoms may include skin rash, intestinal problems and liver dysfunction.

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