Chronic graft-versus-host disease following umbilical cord blood transplantation: retrospective survey involving 1072 patients in Japan.

@article{Narimatsu2008ChronicGD,
  title={Chronic graft-versus-host disease following umbilical cord blood transplantation: retrospective survey involving 1072 patients in Japan.},
  author={Hiroto Narimatsu and Shigesaburo Miyakoshi and Takuhiro Yamaguchi and Masahiro Kami and Tomoko Matsumura and K. Guilherme Yuji and Naoko Murashige and Eiji Kusumi and Yuko Kodama and Tsunehiko Komatsu and Hisashi Sakamaki and Yasushi Kouzai and Masaya Okada and Yuko Osugi and Ryoji Kobayashi and Masazumi Inoue and Satoshi Takahashi and Shunro Kai and Koji Kato and Tokiko Inoue-Nagamura and Shuichi Taniguchi and Shunichi Kato},
  journal={Blood},
  year={2008},
  volume={112 6},
  pages={
          2579-82
        }
}
We have little information on chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) after cord blood transplantation (CBT). We investigated its clinical features in 1072 Japanese patients with hematologic malignancies who received a transplant through the Japan Cord Blood Bank Network. The primary end point was to investigate the incidence of any chronic GVHD. Median age of the patients was 33 years (range, 0-79 years). The cumulative incidence of chronic GVHD 2 years after transplantation was 28%. Chronic… CONTINUE READING
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