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June 2002

Oral Involvement in Chronic Graft-vs-Host Disease Following Allogenic Bone Marrow Transplantation

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Arch Dermatol. 2002;138(6):842-843. doi:10.1001/archderm.138.6.838

Chronic graft-vs-host disease (cGVHD) is the most common complication of allogenic bone marrow transplantation (BMT).1 Patients with cGVHD present variable multiorgan clinical involvement including oral mucosa and salivary glands.24 In particular, lesions of the skin and mucosal surfaces of the head and neck region occur in as many as 75% of patients with cGVHD.5 The aim of this study was to investigate oral, cutaneous, and hepatic involvement of cGVHD.

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