Diagnosis of gastrointestinal graft-versus-host disease

Nuzhat Iqbal, Donna Salzman, Audrey J. Lazenby, C. Mel Wilcox

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Abstract

Allogeneic bone marrow transplantation is becoming increasingly performed for a variety of disorders but primarily for hematological malignancies. Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), which often involves the GI tract, is one of the most common complications of this type of transplantation. The diagnosis of GI GVHD can be difficult to establish because of the nonspecific nature of associated symptoms, few diagnostic endoscopic findings, and potential difficulty in making a histological diagnosis. In this review, we summarize current concepts and controversies regarding the diagnostic evaluation for GI GVHD. (C) 2000 by Am. Coll. of Gastroenterology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3034-3038
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume95
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

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