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Glossary: graft-versus-host disease, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

graft-versus-host disease

(... dih-ZEEZ)

A disease caused when cells from a donated stem cell graft attack the normal tissue of the transplant patient. Symptoms include jaundice, skin rash or blisters, a dry mouth, or dry eyes. Also called GVHD.

2008-09-29