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what are complications post- bone marrow transplant?

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Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience Medical Oncology
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.
Answered on Dec 30, 2012
Dr. Vijay Karia
12 years experience Internal Medicine
BMT complications: Complications that can arise with a bone marrow transplant include: Graft-versus-host disease (allogeneic transplant only), Stem cell (graft) failure, Organ damage, Infections, Cataracts, Infertility, New cancers, Death
Answered on Nov 5, 2018

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