Graft versus host disease (GVHD) is a condition that happens when immune cells from transplanted donor tissue attack the recipient's tissues. Signs and symptoms of acute GVHD include enteritis, hepatitis, and dermatitis. Chronic GVHD symptoms and signs include rash, skin discoloration, dry mouth or eyes, jaundice, fatigue, and wheezing, among others. The standard of GVHD treatment is immunosuppressant medications. Read more: Graft Versus Host Disease (GVHD) Article
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Treatment & Diagnosis
- Mouth Sores
- Shortness of Breath (Dyspnea)
- Weight Loss
- Joint Pain
- Loss of Appetite
- Abdominal Pain
- Fatigue, Tiredness, and Lethargy
- Hair Loss
- How to Choose a Doctor
- Dry Eyes
- Doctor: Checklist to Take To Your Doctor's Appointment
- Doctor: Getting the Most from Your Doctor's Appointment
Medications & Supplements
- Corticosteroids (Systemic, Oral and Injectable)
- infliximab, Remicade
- tacrolimus (Prograf, Astagraf XL, Envarsus XR)
- mycophenolate mofetil (CellCept)
- etanercept, Enbrel
- thalidomide, Thalomid
- sirolimus - oral, Rapamune
- lymphocyte immune globulin, anti-thymocyte globulin (rabbit) - inj, Thymoglobulin
- pentostatin - injection, Nipent
- denileukin diftitox - injection, Ontak