Clinical and Diagnostic Pathology of Graft-versus-Host Disease

Authors: Heymer, Berno

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  • Concise description of the clinical pathology of Graft-versus-Host Disease
  • Instructive guide to the histological diagnosis
  • Differential diagnostic problems and potential diagnostic pitfalls
  • Detailed description of applicability and limits of immunohistological methods in the diagnosis of this disease
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Graft-versus-host Disease (GvHD) occurs primarily but not exclusively as a complication in the context of allogeneic bone marrow or peripheral blood stem cell transplantation (BMT or PBSCT), the treatment of choice for various life-threatening diseases. GvHD may affect skin, liver, gut, and other organs and sometimes runs a devastating or even lethal course. The diagnosis of GvHD is based on both clinical and histomorphological parameters. However, due to the widespread use of GvHD prophylaxis in patients undergoing allogeneic BMT or PBSCT, the number of histologically typical lesions has decreased, while the number of atypical, low-grade or masked lesions has increased. Therefore, an update of the clinical and diagnostic pathology of GvHD of skin, liver, gastrointestinal tract and other organs is required. In the present volume the histological features of GvHD lesions under today's conditions are described and illustrated in detail. Particular emphasis is placed on differential diagnostic problems and histodiagnostic pitfalls. Finally, the applicability and limits of immunohistological methods for the diagnosis of GvHD are shown.

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"This is an excellent, well illustrated book for pathologists and oncologists alike. The author's hard work has resulted in an outstanding book."  Review from Doody's Notes

"The textbook provides the reader with information, which can be easily transformed into the daily work of a routine pathologist. … The needed grading and image findings indicative for the development are well described and demonstrated by color plates. … The references are extensive, and well selected." (Klaus Kayser, Electronic Journal of Pathology and Histology, Vol. 8 (3), 2002)


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Clinical and Diagnostic Pathology of Graft-versus-Host Disease
Authors
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-04715-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-04715-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-08721-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 156
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 78 illustrations in colour
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