Low serum thymic hormone levels in patients with chronic graft-versus-host disease.

@article{Atkinson1982LowST,
  title={Low serum thymic hormone levels in patients with chronic graft-versus-host disease.},
  author={Katharine Atkinson and Genevieve S. Incefy and Rainer F Storb and Keith M. Sullivan and Tsutomu Iwata and Michel Dardenne and Hans D. Ochs and Robert Alan Good and E. Donnall Thomas},
  journal={Blood},
  year={1982},
  volume={59 5},
  pages={1073-7}
}
We tested the hypothesis that chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is due to inadequate thymic function by examining pretransplant serum levels of facteur thymique serique (FTS). Four of five patients with no detectable FTS activity developed chronic GVHD, while one of four with some FTS activity did. Further patient numbers are needed to confirm or… CONTINUE READING