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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


graft-versus-host disease  listen  (... dih-ZEEZ)

  A disease caused when cells from a donated stem cell graft attack the normal tissue of the transplant patient. Symptoms include jaundice, skin rash or blisters, a dry mouth, or dry eyes. Also called GVHD.