“Once the new marrow had engrafted, the recipient ran the risk of that foreign marrow turning and attacking his or her own body as well as any residual leukemia left in the marrow, a deadly complication termed graft-versus-host disease or GVHD.”
“Researchers found that daily low-dose injections of interleukin-2 appeared to help some patients by treating the side effect, known as graft-versus-host disease GVHD.”
“For him, a stem cell transplant came with its own risks and challenges, among them a common, potentially fatal complication called graft-versus-host disease.”
“Another hurdle: Certain immune cells in donated marrow sometimes become too aggressive and attack the recipient, called graft-versus-host disease or GVHD.”
“Butyric acid derivative induces allospecific T-cell energy and prevents graft-versus-host disease.”
“The immune cells in the foreign marrow were attacking his own body—graft-versus-host disease.”
“He received a conditioning regimen, prophylaxis against graft-versus-host disease, and cyclosporine before the transplant and treatment with mycophenolate mofetil afterward.”
“Sum minor graft-versus-host stuffs, but as teh NurseKitteh sez: Iz to pay attenshun tu, nawt to panik abowt.”
“A wee liddlol prollem possiblee wif teh liver, but iz moast likelee jest teh pleh graft-versus-host disease akting up.”
“The main ethical problems included the health risks for the transplant recipient (e.g., a substantial risk of hyperacute rejection and graft-versus-host disease), traditional animal ethics issues, concerns about informed consent (complicated by empirical uncertainties and the possibility of legally mandated life-long health surveillance), fair allocation of health care resources, and the public health issue that xenotransplantation would allow viruses to jump the species barrier into humans.”
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