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What are common complications after bone marrow transplant?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Many?: Hematopoietic stem cell / bone marrow transplants may not be successful because of disease recurrence or regimen-related toxicity. Regimen-related toxicity refers to side effects that patients may experience during the course of transplantation. These side effects include graft-vs-host disease (gvhd), graft rejection, bacterial infections, fungal infections, viral infections, gastrointestinal
Dr. Scott Diede
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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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Dr. Devon Webster
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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