Graft-versus-Host Disease (GVHD) is an autoimmune response to foreign cells, such as from skin grafting, bone marrow transplants, stem cell transplants, blood transfusions, or organ transplants.
Graft-versus-Host Disease - Causes. Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is a complication that can occur after a stem cell or bone marrow transplant in which the newly transplanted material attacks the transplant recipient's body. MedlinePlus.
Validation of International Chronic Ocular Graft-Versus-Host Disease (GVHD) Group Diagnostic Criteria as a Chronic Ocular GVHD–Specific Metric. The newly proposed International Chronic Ocular GVHD Consensus Group diagnostic criteria can be used reproducibly for the diagnosis and determination of severity of chronic ocular GVHD. PubMed, Cornea, 2017 Feb;36(2):258-263.
Bullous scleroderma-like changes in chronic graft-versus-host disease. Chronic cutaneous GVHD is categorized according to the type of skin lesions into lichenoid and sclerodermoid variants, but bullous scleroderma-like changes are exceptional. PubMed, J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol.
Feasibility of extracorporeal photopheresis in pediatric patients with graft-versus-host disease after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. We found ECP to be a feasible and safe treatment, and particularly, children with aGVHD appeared to respond well to ECP. PubMed, Pediatr Transplant, 2019 Apr 11:e13416.
A case of cutaneous lichen sclerosus et atrophicus (LSA) effectively treated by extracorporeal photochemotherapy (ECP). The fact that ECP is effective in LSA, graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), erosive lichen planus, and scleroderma strengthen the hypothesis that there is a common link between these four conditions. Wiley. Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine. (Also see Lichen Sclerosus)
Blog: Jackie Sue We Love You. Jackie passed away on November 30th, 2011. Jackie had GVHD. The blog covered her progress after her mini-allo MUD transplant. Her transplant was the first one to be performed by the Mayo Clinic. Bruce and Jackie. (Also see Graft vs. Host Disease, GVHD)
Klaas: Scleroderma Graft-vs-Host Disease (GVHD) So I would like to know if, and when, I will be able to walk again…
(Spanish/Español) Klaas: Sclerodermia da GVHD Essiste un modo per capire se ci sono delle speranze e quali sono…
(Italiano) Fabiola: Paziente Affetta da Sclerodermia Morphea Dopo 5 anni si e' svegliata una sclero conseguenza pero' della GVHD (Graft Versus Host Disease) che viene dopo il trapianto di midollo…
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