Hyperacute graft-versus-host disease: histological assessment of skin biopsy specimens from 19 cases.

BACKGROUND Hyperacute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is defined as GVHD occurring within 14 days after haematopoietic stem-cell transplantation (HSCT). AIM To evaluate the usefulness of skin biopsy in assessing hyperacute GVHD. METHODS We examined 19 cases of hyperacute GVHD from a total of 134 consecutive HSCT cases at Shinshu University Hospital… (More)