A Case of Chronic Graft-versus-Host-Disease Following Allogeneic Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Rescue for Poor Graft Function after Bone Marrow Transplantation

To overcome poor graft function after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (BMT), the use of peripheral blood stem cells (PBSC) instead of bone marrow is gaining more popularity because of its advantages. There may, however, be an increased risk of graft-versus-host-disease (GVHD) because of the large number of lymphocytes present in a leukapheresis… (More)