With detailed contributions from more than 40 leading authorities on the topic, this Third Edition comprehensively explores the immunobiology, pathophysiology, and clinical manifestations of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD)-offering sections revealing the most up-to-date research on immune activation and dysregulation, the pathophysiology of target organ damage, and GVHD prevention and treatment.
"…This excellent book gives a comprehensive account of GvHD that will be an invaluable source of reference for transplantation biologists and all clinicians involved in bone marrow transplantation."
-Molecular Medicine Today
"…The book captures most of the recent new evidence, controversies, speculation, and promising future directions of work aimed at avoiding this highly morbid post-transplant illness….recommended."
"…Numerous investigators have contributed their expertise to this third edition of the book to provide a comprehensive overview and update on recent developments in our understanding and the management of GvHD."
-E. Donnall Thomas, M.D.
The Pathophysiology of Graft-vs.-Host Disease. Animal Models of Graft-vs.-Host Disease. Graft-vs.-Host Disease as a Th1-Type Process: Regulation by Th2-Type Cells. Role of T-Cell Costimulation and Regulatory Cells in Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation. Chemokines and Graft-vs.-Host Disease. Graft-vs.-Leukemia Effects. The Immune System in Graft-vs.-Host Disease: Target and Effector Organ. Pathology and Pathogenesis of Cutaneous Graft-vs.-Host Disease. Graft-vs.-Host Disease of the Liver. Intestinal Graft-vs.-Host Disease. The Pathophysiology of Lung Injury After Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation. Clinical Spectrum of Acute Graft-vs.-Host Disease. Role of Minor Histocompatibility Antigens in the Development of Graft-vs.-Host Disease and Graft-vs.-Leukemia Reactivity. Advances in Tissue Typing and Their Potential Impact on GVHD Incidence and Severity. Immunosuppression and Immunophilin Ligands: Cyclosporin, Tacrolimus, and Sirolimus. Prophylaxis and Treatments of Acute Graft-vs.-Host Disease. Graft Manipulation to Prevent Graft-vs.-Host Disease. Graft-vs.-Host Disease in Nonmyeloablative Transplant. Adoptive Immunotherapy in Stem Cell Transplantation. Clinical Spectrum and Therapeutic Approaches to Chronic Graft-vs.-Host Disease. Recent Advances and Future Directions.