graft-versus-host disease
noun Date: 1965 a potentially fatal bodily condition that results when T cells from a tissue or organ transplant and especially a bone marrow transplant react immunologically against the recipient's antigens attacking cells and tissues

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  • Graft-versus-host disease — Infobox Disease Name = Graft versus host disease DiseasesDB = 5388 ICD10 = ICD10|T|86|0|t|80 ICD9 = ICD9|996.85 MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = med eMedicineTopic = 926 eMedicine mult = eMedicine2|ped|893 eMedicine2|derm|478 MeshID = D006086Graft… …   Wikipedia

  • Graft-versus-Host-Disease — Klassifikation nach ICD 10 T86.01 Akute Graft versus host Krankheit, Grad I und II T86.02 Akute Graft versus host Krankheit, Grad III und IV T86.03 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Graft-versus-Host Disease — Klassifikation nach ICD 10 T86.01 Akute Graft versus host Krankheit, Grad I und II T86.02 Akute Graft versus host Krankheit, Grad III und IV T86.03 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Graft-versus-host disease — A complication of bone marrow transplants in which T cells in the donor bone marrow graft go on the offensive and attack the host’s tissues. Graft versus host disease (GVHD) is seen most often in cases where the blood marrow donor is unrelated to …   Medical dictionary

  • graft-versus-host disease — noun : a bodily condition that results when T cells from a usually allogeneic tissue or organ transplant and especially a bone marrow transplant react immunologically against the recipient s antigens attacking cells and tissues, that affects… …   Useful english dictionary

  • graft-versus-host disease — graft′ ver sus host′ disease n. pat a reaction in which the cells of transplanted tissue immunologically attack the cells of the host …   From formal English to slang

  • graft-versus-host disease — /graft verr seuhs hohst , grahft / a reaction in which the cells of transplanted tissue immunologically attack the cells of the host organism, occurring esp. in bone marrow transplants. [1970 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • graft-versus-host disease — GVHD a condition that occurs following bone marrow transplantation and sometimes blood transfusion, in which lymphocytes from the graft attack specific tissues in the host. The skin, gut, and liver are the most severely affected. Drugs that… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • graft-versus-host disease — A disease that results when mature post thymic T cells in donor grafts (e.g., bone marrow) recognize the host as foreign and attack it …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • graft-versus-host disease — The rejection of transplanted organs by the recipient s immune system, due to attack of the recipient s T lymphocytes on the transplanted organ caused by differences in major histocompatibility complex proteins …   Glossary of Biotechnology

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