Graft-versus-host disease of the skin and adjacent mucous membranes.

  title={Graft-versus-host disease of the skin and adjacent mucous membranes.},
  author={Mirjana Ziemer},
  journal={Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft = Journal of the German Society of Dermatology : JDDG},
  volume={11 6},
Graft-versus-host disease is a complex multiorgan disease which mainly occurs in patients after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. The skin is the most frequently affected organ. Care and therapy of patients requires an interdisciplinary approach with dermatology in a key position. Due to the increasing use of peripheral blood stem cells, the increasing age of transplanted patients, the increasing use of unrelated donors, and the broadening of the indications for hematopoietic… CONTINUE READING


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