Carlos P Vaz

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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)
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)
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)
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)
Results Clinical case: young female, 20 y.o., with SSc difuse subtype, diagnosed at 13 y.o., with cutaneous, vascular and articular involvement, with initial good response to Methotrexate. Three years later there was progression of the disease with severe gastrointestinal involvement translated by disphagia and delayed gastric emptying non responsive to(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)