What Is ECP for GVHD? Topic Guide

What Is ECP for GVHD? What Is ECP for GVHD?: Graft versus host disease (GVHD) is a complication of stem cell and bone marrow transplantation. It is an immune response that results from the recipient and donor cell interaction. Extracorporeal photopheresis (ECP) is a less common, second-line treatment for GVHD that involves extracting white blood cells, treating them with UV light and medicine, and then re-injecting them into the patient.

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cyclosporine ophthalmic Cyclosporine Ophthalmic

Cyclosporine is an immunosuppressant. Cyclosporine ophthalmic (for use in the eye) can increase tear production that has been reduced by inflammation in the...learn more »

tacrolimus topical Tacrolimus Topical

Tacrolimus is an immunosuppressant. It works by decreasing your body's immune system...learn more »

sirolimus Sirolimus

Sirolimus weakens your body's immune system, to help keep it from "rejecting" a transplanted organ such as a kidney. Organ rejection happens when the immune...learn more »

thalidomide Thalidomide

Thalidomide is used together with dexamethasone to treat multiple myeloma (bone marrow cancer). Thalidomide is also used to treat and prevent moderate to se...learn more »

tacrolimus (oral) Tacrolimus (oral)

Tacrolimus weakens your body's immune system, to help keep it from "rejecting" a transplanted organ such as a kidney. Organ rejection happens when the immun...learn more »

prednisone Prednisone

Prednisone is a steroid that reduces inflammation in the body, and also suppresses your immune system...learn more »

cyclosporine Cyclosporine

Cyclosporine weakens your body's immune system, to help keep it from "rejecting" a transplanted organ such as a kidney. Organ rejection happens when the imm...learn more »