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For the past two decades, hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) has been used as effective therapy for selected inherited metabolic diseases (IMD) including Hurler (MPS IH) and Maroteaux-Lamy (MPS VI) syndromes, childhood-onset cerebral X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD), globoid-cell leukodystrophy (GLD), metachromatic leukodystrophy (MLD),(More)
OBJECTIVE Barth Syndrome (BTHS) is an X-linked multisystem disorder (OMIM 302060) usually diagnosed in infancy and characterized by cardiac problems [dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) ± endocardial fibroelastosis (EFE) ± left ventricular non-compaction (LVNC)], proximal myopathy, feeding problems, growth retardation, neutropenia, organic aciduria and variable(More)
The efficacy of allografting in acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is heavily influenced by remission status at the time of transplant. Using polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based minimal residual disease (MRD) analysis, we have investigated retrospectively the impact of submicroscopic leukemia on outcome in 64 patients receiving allogeneic bone marrow(More)
The osteopetroses are caused by reduced activity of osteoclasts which results in defective remodelling of bone and increased bone density. They range from a devastating neurometabolic disease, through severe malignant infantile osteopetrosis (OP) to two more benign conditions principally affecting adults [autosomal dominant OP (ADO I and II)]. In many(More)
Stem cell transplantation is used widely in the management of a range of diseases of the hemopoietic system. Patients are immunosuppressed profoundly in the early posttransplant period, and reactivation of cytomegalovirus (CMV) remains a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. Adoptive transfer of donor-derived CMV-specific CD8+ T cell clones has been(More)
Mutations have recently been identified in the G4.5 gene (Xq28), encoding the tafazzin protein, in patients with Barth syndrome. We performed mutational analysis in 5 families with suspected Barth syndrome. In 4 families a male child had all the cardinal features of this syndrome, and mutations of G4.5 were found in each case. A mutation was also found in a(More)
Deficiency of the purine salvage enzyme adenosine deaminase leads to SCID (ADA-SCID). Hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) can lead to a permanent cure of SCID; however, little data are available on outcome of HCT for ADA-SCID in particular. In this multicenter retrospective study, we analyzed outcome of HCT in 106 patients with ADA-SCID who received a(More)
Barth syndrome (BTHS) is an X-linked recessive disorder caused by mutations in the tafazzin (or TAZ) gene and is clinically characterized by (cardio)myopathy, neutropenia, and growth abnormalities. Biochemical abnormalities include decreased levels of the mitochondrial phospholipid cardiolipin, increased levels of monolysocardiolipin, and a lower degree of(More)
First described in 1983, Barth syndrome (BTHS) is widely regarded as a rare X-linked genetic disease characterised by cardiomyopathy (CM), skeletal myopathy, growth delay, neutropenia and increased urinary excretion of 3-methylglutaconic acid (3-MGCA). Fewer than 200 living males are known worldwide, but evidence is accumulating that the disorder is(More)
Some children with relapsed or high-risk acute leukaemia have an improved outcome if they have an allogeneic stem cell transplant, preferably from a sibling or well-matched unrelated donor. However, some children do not have these options or there is an urgent need to proceed to transplant because of disease status. We have investigated the role of(More)