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ETANERCEPT AS TREATMENT OF STEROID-REFRACTORY ACUTE GRAFT VERSUS HOST DISEASE IN PEDIATRIC PATIENTS.

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Summary of "ETANERCEPT AS TREATMENT OF STEROID-REFRACTORY ACUTE GRAFT VERSUS HOST DISEASE IN PEDIATRIC PATIENTS."

Corticosteroids are the standard of care for first line treatment of patients who develop grades II-IV of acute Graft-versus-Host Disease (a-GvHD), but the optimal second-line treatment has not been determined yet. We prospectively evaluated the use of anti-TNFα monoclonal antibody Etanercept (ET) as second line treatment in children with steroid-refractory a-GvHD.

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Name: Biology of blood and marrow transplantation : journal of the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation
ISSN: 1523-6536
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An immunological attack mounted by a graft against the host because of tissue incompatibility when immunologically competent cells are transplanted to an immunologically incompetent host; the resulting clinical picture is that of GRAFT VS HOST DISEASE.

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