What causes transfusion-associated graft-versus-host disease following renal transplantation?

Updated: Mar 05, 2020
  • Author: Julia R Nunley, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Transfusion-associated graft-versus-host disease has been reported in several renal transplant patients who received nonradiated packed red blood cells. [57] Patients are at increased risk during times of marked immunosuppression, including therapy for acute organ rejection. Transfusion-associated graft-versus-host disease usually has a poor prognosis.


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