Ocular manifestations of graft-v-host disease.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Graft-v-host disease is the major complication of bone marrow transplantation for the leukemias and aplastic anemia. In the clinical evaluation of eye problems of patients with acute graft-v-host disease, findings reveal a disease process of keratoconjunctivitis that appears to represent a specific pathologic eye syndrome in which the conjunctivae and occasionally the cornea represent an immunologic target of graft-v-host disease. Additional studies of eye problems of chronic graft-v-host disease reveal the persistent nature of keratitis sicca and the morbid sequelae of the immunoincompetent patient.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Jack, MK; Jack, GM; Sale, GE; Shulman, HM; Sullivan, KM

Published Date

  • July 1983

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 101 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 1080 - 1084

PubMed ID

  • 6347149

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-9950

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1001/archopht.1983.01040020082014


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States