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Histopathologic Grading of Acute Graft vs. Host Disease

Purpose:

To identify the histologic changes in skin, liver and intestinal biopsies seen with acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD).

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

laboratory tests, disease progression, complication detection

ICD-10:

T86

Description:

The changes in acute graft-versus-host disease may be seen in many organs, but often are best seen in the skin, liver, and gastrointestinal tract. Biopsy of these organs can may show a spectrum of histopathologic changes which correlate with the clinical severity of the disease.

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