Izaskun Elorza

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Generalised epilepsy and cognitive deterioration were recently described in three children following human herpesvirus 6 (HHV6)-associated post-transplant acute limbic encephalitis (PALE). Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed bilateral signal change and/or atrophy in the medial temporal structures and there was no evidence of an ongoing viral or(More)
INTRODUCTION Severe congenital neutropenia (SCN), a heterogeneous condition with onset at early ages, is characterised by primary myelopoiesis failure with an absolute neutrophil count (ANC) < 0.5 x10(9)/L, severe infections and risk of leukaemic transformation. OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to ascertain the long term outcome of patients with SCN. (More)
BACKGROUND The presence of minimal residual disease detected by polymerase chain reaction techniques prior to allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation has proven to be an independent prognostic factor for poor outcome in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. DESIGN AND METHODS The aim of this study was to ascertain whether the presence of(More)
Immune reconstitution is crucial to the success of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Umbilical cord blood transplantation (UCBT) has been associated with delayed immune reconstitution. We characterized the kinetics and investigated the risk variables affecting recovery of the main lymphocyte subsets in 225 consecutive pediatric and adult(More)
INTRODUCTION Children with primary immunodeficiency have severe life-threatening infections and a higher prevalence of autoimmune problems, allergy and lymphoproliferative disorders. Allogenic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation has been the only potentially curative option. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with primary immunodeficiency underwent(More)
BACKGROUND The prevalence of hemoglobinopathies in Spain is increasing as a result of immigration. Thalassemia major presents with chronic hemolytic anemia that requires regular red blood cell transfusions within the first year of life. Patients with sickle cell disease suffer from chronic anemia, vasculopathy and progressive damage in almost any organ.(More)
Although high absolute lymphocyte count (ALC) early after transplantation is a simple surrogate for immune reconstitution, few studies to date have established the predictive factors for ALC after umbilical cord blood transplantation (UCBT). We retrospectively studied the factors associated with early lymphocyte recovery and the impact of the ALC on day +42(More)
Graft dilution and DMSO washing before cord blood (CB) administration using an automated system may offer low incidence of adverse infusion events (AIE), ensuring reproducible cell yields. Hence, we analyzed the incidences and significance of immediate AIE, cellular yield, and engraftment after single CB infusion. One hundred and fifty-seven patients(More)
Congenital erythropoietic porphyria (CEP), or Günther's disease, is an inborn error of metabolism produced by a deficiency of uroporphyrinogen III synthase (UROS), the fourth enzyme of the heme biosynthesis pathway. This enzymatic defect induces the accumulation of isomer I porphyrins in erythrocytes, skin, and tissues, producing various clinical(More)