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BACKGROUND Graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) remains the major toxicity of allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (BMT). In the acute form of the disease, the differential diagnosis includes viral rash and drug eruptions. METHODS We report two patients with chronic myeloid leukemia submitted to allogeneic BMT who developed a severe form of acute cutaneous(More)
Tuberculosis is an uncommon infectious complication after stem cell transplantation. We report a patient who presented with a brain mass, 3 months after pulmonary tuberculosis had been diagnosed and while he was receiving triple antituberculous therapy. He had extensive chronic GVHD. The diagnosis was made after biopsy of the lesion. The cerebral mass was(More)
6651 Background: Several reports have suggested that patients who undergo stem cell transplantation (SCT) are at increased risk of developing therapy-related secondary malignancies because of several risk factors, including malignant primary disease, conditioning with radiation and/or chemotherapy, and graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). METHODS Between(More)
Up to a third of autologous transplantation candidates fail to mobilize hematopoietic progenitors into the peripheral blood with chemotherapy and/or growth factor treatment, thus requiring innovative mobilization strategies. In total, 20 cancer patients unable to provide adequate PBPC products after a previous mobilization attempt were treated with ancestim(More)
INTRODUCTION Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma can be cured in 60% - 70% of patients. Autologous stem cell transplantation is the standard treatment for relapsed disease. This high-intensity treatment after first complete remission in patients with high International Prognostic Index remains controversial and was performed in our department during some years.(More)
UNLABELLED Systemic Sclerosis (SSc) is a chronic disease of the connective tissue, whose pathogenesis involves abnormalities of the immunological system. It has a variable course and there is a subgroup of patients with rapidly progressive disease or unresponsive to conventional treatment. These patients can benefit from intensive immunosuppression and(More)