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Graft-versus-host disease

Introduction: Graft-versus-host disease

Description of Graft-versus-host disease

Graft-versus-host disease (medical condition): In most transplants, the patient's body may attempt to reject the transplanted organ (transplant rejection). However, in ...more

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Graft-versus-host disease: GVHD. A reaction of donated stem cells against the patient’s tissue.
Source: National Institute of Health

Graft-versus-host disease: An incompatibility reaction (which may be fatal) in a subject (host) of low immunological competence (deficient lymphoid tissue) who has been the recipient of immunologically competent lymphoid tissue from a donor who lacks at least one antigen possessed by the recipient host; the reaction, or disease, is the result of action of the transplanted cells against those host tissues that possess the antigen not possessed by the donor. Seen most commonly following bone marrow transplantation, acute disease is seen after 5-40 days and chronic disease weeks to months after transplantation, affecting, principally, the gastrointestinal tract, liver, and skin.
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Graft-versus-host disease: caused by immunologically competent T cells in the graft recognizing and attacking host tissues as foreign; clinical symptoms include skin rashes, diarrhea, and abnormal liver functions.
Source: CRISP

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Graft-versus-host disease: Rare Disease

Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Graft-versus-host disease is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Graft-versus-host disease, or a subtype of Graft-versus-host disease, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
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Ophanet

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when if affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Graft-versus-host disease as a "rare disease".

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Graft-versus-host disease as a Disease

Graft-versus-host disease (medical condition): See Graft-versus-host disease (disease information).
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Graft-versus-host disease: Related Diseases

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Graft-versus-host disease: Article Excerpts

A major complication of bone marrow transplantations and sometimes blood transfusions in which ... (Source: excerpt from Handout on Health Scleroderma: NIAMS)

A major complication of bone marrow transplantations and sometimes blood transfusions in which white blood cells, called... (Source: excerpt from Handout on Health Scleroderma: NIAMS)

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