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The Role of the Microflora in Graft-versus-Host Disease After Allogeneic Bone Marrow Transplantation

  • D. W. van Bekkum
  • P. J. Heidt
Part of the Argenteuil Symposia book series (ARGENTEUIL)

Abstract

Currently, allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (BMT) is an accepted treatment for many fatal diseases of the haemopoietic system, among them severe aplastic anaemia [1] and leukaemia [2]. Furthermore, patients suffering from fatal hereditary diseases that are associated with a dysfunction of the lymphoid system, such as severe combined immunodeficiency [3], and patients with inherited severe metabolic disorders [4] are being treated with bone marrow grafts. In total about 2500 patients are transplanted annually world-wide in 160 BMT centres.

Keywords

Bone Marrow Transplantation Acute GvHD Allogeneic Bone Marrow Allogeneic Bone Marrow Transplantation Donor Bone Marrow 
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  • D. W. van Bekkum
  • P. J. Heidt

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