03 Aug '17, 6pm

#GvHD is less likely to occur, or symptoms will be milder, when the transplant match is closer. Learn more:

There are two types of GVHD that can range from mild to life-threatening: Acute GVHD most commonly occurs within the first 100 days after transplant and, while it can affect any part of the body, it typically affects the patient’s skin, liver, stomach and intestines. Chronic GVHD happens more than 100 days after transplant and can reoccur for several years. While it can still affect the same organs as acute GVHD, chronic GVHD more commonly affects the joints, eyes, mouth, lungs and skin. Before a transplant, the stem-cell donor’s cells and tissue are checked to see how closely they match the person receiving the transplant. GVHD is less likely to occur, or symptoms will be milder, when the match is closer. Additionally, medications can be prescribed to keep this complication to a minimum. The chance of getting severe and life-altering GVHD is: Around 30 to 40 percent when ...

Full article: http://www.aamds.org/diseases/related/graft-vs-host-disea...

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