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What are common complications after bone marrow transplant?

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Dr. Scott Diede
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: 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

In brief: 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
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