Endoscopic findings predict the histologic diagnosis in gastrointestinal graft-versus-host disease.

@article{CruzCorrea2002EndoscopicFP,
  title={Endoscopic findings predict the histologic diagnosis in gastrointestinal graft-versus-host disease.},
  author={Marcia Cruz-Correa and A Poonawala and Susan C. Abraham and Tsung Teh Wu and Marriana Zahurak and G B Vogelsang and Anthony N. Kalloo and Linda A Lee},
  journal={Endoscopy},
  year={2002},
  volume={34 10},
  pages={808-13}
}
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) of the gastrointestinal tract is a major cause of morbidity and mortality after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (BMT). Whether endoscopic findings predict the histologic diagnosis of GvHD in the gastrointestinal tract remains controversial. We performed a study to determine the diagnostic accuracy of macroscopic endoscopy findings in the diagnosis of acute and chronic histologically proven gastrointestinal GvHD (GI-GvHD… CONTINUE READING