Graft versus host disease

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What is graft versus host disease?

Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is a common complication of allogeneic bone marrow transplantation in which functional immune cells in the transplanted marrow recognize the recipient as "foreign" and mount an immunologic attack.

Common symptoms reported by people with graft versus host disease

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with graft versus host disease

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Treatment name(s)

(Dalacin T)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(Neoral)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(Prograf)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1

Data from patients with graft versus host disease, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with graft versus host disease

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Perceived effectiveness
for graft versus host disease (2 evaluations)
Side effects
difficulty sleeping stomach discomfort
Total evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Dalacin T)
Perceived effectiveness
for graft versus host disease (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Neoral)
Perceived effectiveness
for graft versus host disease (1 evaluation)
Side effects
erectile dysfunction
Total evaluations
1
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Prograf)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with graft versus host disease, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has graft versus host disease on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 3
30s 6
40s 8
50s 8
60s 9
70+ 3
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 2
30-39 years 2
40-49 years 4
50-59 years 5
60-69 years 1
70+ years 1

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 21
Female 17

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 18
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from GVHD patients who have completed their condition history
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