acute cellular rejection
graft rejection that usually begins within 10 days after a graft has been transplanted into a genetically dissimilar host. Lesions at the site of the graft characteristically are infiltrated with large numbers of lymphocytes and macrophages that cause tissue damage.
See: primary rejection
Synonym(s): acute rejection
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