Elizabeth Johnson, MSN, RN | Authors

Graft-Versus-Host Disease: A Complex Long-Term Side Effect of Hematopoietic Stem Cell

October 01, 2008

Consider the following case study, which illustrates the complex physical and psychosocial care required for the patient developing graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) following an allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT): Mr. SR is a 38-year-old male with a diagnosis of anaplastic large cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL).