Several parameters are used to evaluate the transplant follow-up. They include incidence and severity of acute and chronic rejection, graft and patient survival, occurrence of infection episodes, and cancer. There are also particular parameters for a given type of transplantation, like Graft Versus Host Disease (GVHD) in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, or functional characteristics specific for each organ. Acute rejection is the endpoint most frequently used in cytokine gene polymorphisms studies in organ transplantation.
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