Self Rejection

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Definition

Transplant rejection is when a transplant recipient's immune system attacks a transplanted organ or tissue. See also graft-versus-host disease.


Alternative Names

Graft rejection; Tissue/organ rejection


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Your body's immune system protects you from potentially harmful substances, such as microorganisms, toxins, and cancer cells. These harmful substances have proteins called antigens on their surfaces. If your immune system identifies...

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