A 24-year-old member asked:
What are common complications after bone marrow transplant?
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Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
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Infections and GVHD: Common complications after a bone marrow transplant include being susceptible to a wide range of infectious agents (viruses, bacteria and fungi). In addition, graft versus host disease (gvhd) can occur where the immune cells from the donor recognize the host (patient) as foreign. Gvhd can range from a mild skin rash and a little nausea to being chronically debilitating or fatal.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
What are complications post- bone marrow transplant?
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Medical Oncology 22 years experience
Many!: Risks are lower if you had your own cells (autologous) or a twin's cells (syngeneic), and higher if you had someone else's (allogeneic). There are short-term and long-term risks. Risks include graft vs host disease, infections (some fatal), liver problems, bleeding, cataracts, infertility, heart damage, lung damage, kidney damage, and others.
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Last updated Feb 10, 2017
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