Diagnosis of gastrointestinal graft-versus-host disease

Citation
N. Iqbal et al., Diagnosis of gastrointestinal graft-versus-host disease, AM J GASTRO, 95(11), 2000, pp. 3034-3038
Citations number
35
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Review
Categorie Soggetti
Gastroenerology and Hepatology
Journal title
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY
ISSN journal
0002-9270 → ACNP
Volume
95
Issue
11
Year of publication
2000
Pages
3034 - 3038
Database
ISI
SICI code
0002-9270(200011)95:11<3034:DOGGD>2.0.ZU;2-2
Abstract
Allogeneic bone marrow transplantation is becoming increasingly performed f or a variety of disorders but primarily for hematological malignancies. Gra ft-versus-host disease (GVHD), which often involves the GI tract, is one of the most common complications of this type of transplantation. The diagnos is of GI GVHD can be difficult to establish because of the nonspecific natu re of associated symptoms, few diagnostic endoscopic findings, and potentia l difficulty in making a histological diagnosis. In this review, we summari ze current concepts and controversies regarding the diagnostic evaluation f or GI GVHD. (C) 2000 by Am. Coll. of Gastroenterology).