Cutaneous manifestations of graft-versus-host disease: role of the dermatologist

Sima Kavand, Julia S. Lehman, Shahrukh Hashmi, Lawrence E. Gibson, Rokea A. el-Azhary

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Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is the major complication of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and is associated with high mortality in severe cases. The skin is one of the major organs affected in both acute and chronic GVHD. This review aims to elucidate the basic characteristics of GVHD, and the role and contribution of dermatologists in the care of patients with this condition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)131-140
Number of pages10
JournalInternational journal of dermatology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2017


  • Graft-versus-host disease
  • hematology
  • immunology
  • leukemia
  • lymphoma
  • sclerosis
  • systemic disease
  • vacuolar interface dermatitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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