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#1 2011-02-21 18:04:04

.NetRolller 3D
Registered: 2010-12-10
Posts: 15


No matter how crafty our docs are, they can never be sure whether a given sample of bone marrow will be compatible with the receiving patient. Should they get it wrong, the result is graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) – or “craft-versus-host” disease, as some online sources say.

See and for examples.

I wonder, is “CVHD” treated with eggcorticosteroids?

BTW, it’s not just GVHD either – … #msg668838 talks about “crafting” trees into various rootstock. Again, sounds quite logical to substitute “craft” for the unknown word “graft”.

Last edited by .NetRolller 3D (2011-02-22 19:48:35)



#2 2011-02-21 23:33:26

From: Montreal
Registered: 2008-03-17
Posts: 1005

Re: Craft-versus-host-disease

Very nice eggcorn. I’m learning a lot of medicine on this forum.

Similar substitutions occur, though rarely, for criminal graft. I also found lots of “skin craft”s, one of the medical arts and crafts.



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