Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is a complication that can occur after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant. It is a syndrome that involves multiple organs and occurs when transplanted immune cells identify the recipient cells as foreign invaders. The result is that the transplanted (graft) cells attack the recipient (host) cells.
In this episode, you’ll learn:
- Who is most at risk for developing GVHD
- The basics of HLA typing
- Signs and symptoms of GVHD
- Important assessments for a patient with GVHD
- Tests utilized to diagnose and evaluate a patient with GVHD
- Treatments for GVHD, including prophylaxis
- Key education components for this complex condition
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