Transplant Complications

Graft vs. host disease (GVHD) can occur after a stem cell transplant and is a result of the “new” or graft cells attacking the body’s existing cells. Symptoms of GVHD include itching, rash, vomiting and diarrhea. If left untreated, GVHD will eventually attack the body’s organs and can cause death.

Dr. David A. Jacobsohn at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC is the Chief of the Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation. His specialties include transplantation - stem cell and cancer (oncology), with special interests in stem cell transplantation as well as acute and chronic graft vs. host disease.

Dr. Jacobsohn has been the author of several studies on GVHD and is considered a leading expert. Here are abstracts of several of the studies he has authored:

If you would like to discuss treatment of GVHD with Dr. Jacobsohn, you may reach him by phone at 202-476-5000.