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To specify the incidence and risk factors for secondary autoimmune diseases (ADs) after HSCT for a primary AD, we retrospectively analyzed AD patients treated by HSCT reported to EBMT from 1995 to 2009 with at least 1 secondary AD (cases) and those without (controls). After autologous HSCT, 29 of 347 patients developed at least 1 secondary AD within 21.9(More)
Autologous haematopoietic SCT (AHSCT) is increasingly used to control severe and refractory autoimmune diseases (AD). Many patients are women of reproductive age with a potential desire for children. We present a multicentre retrospective analysis of pregnancy and childbirth in patients who underwent AHSCT for AD. The databases of the European Blood and(More)
Type I diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disease caused by chronic immune attack against the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas. It has recently been shown that the clinical course of this disease can be interrupted by immune ablation and PBSCT. In this report, we describe our experience with this treatment modality in a series of eight cases. Patients(More)
Immunoablation with autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation has shown some effectiveness in the treatment of autoimmune diseases as diverse as aplastic anemia, systemic lupus erythematosus, multiple sclerosis and Crohn's disease. It has been recently shown that this treatment might prevent or delay development of diabetes type 1. The majority of more(More)
Examination of the bone marrow biopsy and aspirate allows diagnosis and assessment of various conditions such as primary hematologic and metastatic neoplasms, as well as nonmalignant disorders. Despite being performed for many years, according to many different protocols, the procedure still remains painful for the majority of patients. This paper(More)
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is one of the major autoimmune diseases affecting children and young adults worldwide. To date, the different immunotherapies tested have achieved insulin independence in <5% of treated individuals. Recently, a novel hematopoietic stem cell (HSC)-based strategy has been tested in individuals with new-onset T1D. The aim of this study(More)
Overexpression of the embryonic transcription factor, Wilms' tumour protein 1 (WT1), is common in acute myeloid leukaemias (AML). Mutations of Wilms' tumour gene 1 (WT1) in AML are rare and WT1 expression may be increased by other transcription factors. PAX2, PAX8 and GATA-1 are known physiological regulators of WT1. In the present study, we analysed either(More)
BACKGROUND The T315I mutation of BCR/ABL gene is known to produce complete resistance of chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) to all currently available BCR/ABL inhibitors. The data suggesting poor median survival of these patients may indicate that they should be primary candidates for allogeneic stem cell transplantation (alloSCT). However, evidence on(More)
An essential component of type 1 diabetes mellitus is autoaggression of the immune system against insulin-secreting pancreatic cells. It is thought that early destruction of the autoaggressive mechanism prior to the complete damage of beta cells should halt this process. In a 28-year-old male patient with a 4-week history of type 1 diabetes mellitus, three(More)