Graft Versus Host Disease

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Lecture Overview

Graft versus host disease is a major complication of allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation with a wide spectrum of clinical manifestations. In this lecture, GvHD clinical nurse consultant Alex Rivalland discusses the pathophysiology, risk factors and treatment of this potentially life-threatening condition.


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Alex Rivalland works at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Royal Melbourne Hospital as the Graft versus Host Disease Clinical Nurse Consultant and on the haematology and bone marrow transplant ward. Amongst other postgraduate studies she is completing her Masters in Advanced Nursing Practice. Her particular interests are in post-allograft care, optimising and educating carers as well as GvHD management.
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First Published16 April 2023
Updated16 April 2023
16 April 2025
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Chronic Illness
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