Presentation Description: Complications during the acute period of hematopoietic-stem-cell transplantation are common and represent a major cause for transplant related morbidity and mortality. These complications include: engraftment failure, graft-versus-host disease, viral, bacterial and fungal infections as well as specific organ injury.This presentation provided an overview on complications during and after the acute period of hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation. A focus was given to engraftment failure, viral reactivation and pulmonary complications. Studies conducted in The Hospital for Sick Children were presented.
Tal Schechter-Finkelstein, MD
University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
Division of Hematology/Oncology
The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON