Discussions about eggcorns and related topics
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Chris -- 2011-03-08
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.
I wonder, is “CVHD” treated with eggcorticosteroids?
BTW, it’s not just GVHD either – http://www.allotments4all.co.uk/smf/ind … #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 (2011-02-23 00:48:35)
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.