Graft vs Host Disease: An Overview in Bone Marrow Transplant: Management and Treatment
How is acute graft versus host disease treated?
If aGvHD occurs, your doctor will discuss available treatment options with you and your family. Many patients are successfully treated with increased immunosuppression in the form of oral or intravenous steroid medicines.
How is chronic graft versus host disease treated?
If cGvHD occurs, your doctor will discuss available treatment options with you and your family. Long-term immunosuppressive medicines are usually the treatment regimen for cGvHD. Fungal, bacterial, and viral infections are a major risk with this treatment option since your immune system will be suppressed for a very long time. Your doctor will prescribe several medicines to help prevent these life-threatening infections from occurring.