Graft-Versus-Host Disease(GVHD)

Graft-versus-host disease is a serious, life threatening complication of allogeneic stem cell transplantation.  It develops, when the new immune system, which arises from the transplanted stem cells (graft), attacks tissues and organs of the recipient (host). It can be classified as acute or chronic, depending on the time of occurrence and/or the pathology.