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Here, we report a case of paediatric β-thalassaemia major patient who underwent unrelated T cell-non- depleted bone marrow transplantation and developed a complication of autoimmune haemolytic anaemia (AIHA) refractory to corticosteroid and intravenous immunoglobulin therapy. After this child received two doses (375 mg/m2/dose) of rituximab (anti-CD20(More)
The Kidney Transplantation Program at Ramathibodi Hospital was established in 1985. By the end of 1998, there were 1,614 patients on the cumulative waiting list. The first kidney transplantation (KT) was started in 1986 by using kidney from living-related donor (LD) while cadaveric KT (CD-KT) was started in 1987. A total of 528 KT were done, 278 cases(More)
Disarticulation of a knee joint in an 8-year-old haemophilia A patient with high inhibitor of 3450 Bethesda units (BU) is described. He had an infected compound fracture of the tibia and fibula. Surgery was successfully performed after extensive plasma exchange; administration of immunosuppressive agents such as cyclophosphamide, methylprednisolone,(More)
One hundred sixty-four previously transfused patients with T/H disease received one to 136 transfusions with an average of 14.65. Immunization to red blood cell occurred in 14 patients (8.5%). Among these, 11 patients had alloantibody, one patient had autoimmune antibody, and two patients had both alloantibody and autoimmune antibody. The naturally(More)
Fibrin glue (FG) is one of the blood products known to be very useful for local hemostatic measure and as a medically valuable tool for adhesion, sealing, anastomosis, repair microvascular and nerve grafts in medical and surgical procedures. Before 1996, FG was used to a limited extent in Thailand due to the high cost. Technology for locally prepared FG was(More)
Dengue viruses are endemic in Thailand and Southeast Asian countries. A retrospective study of 175 patients with dengue virus infection admitted at the Department of Pediatrics, Ramathibodi Hospital in 1997 was carried out. Fifteen and 160 patients were clinically diagnosed with dengue fever and dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF), respectively. DHF was commonly(More)
In Southeast Asia, b-thalassemia, and hemoglobin (Hb) E are common. The frequencies of the traits can be as high as 3–9% for b thalassemia, and up to 54% or higher for Hb E. Patients with b-thalassemia/Hb E can be as severely affected as those with homozygous b-thalassemia or Cooley’s anemia. At present, allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation is(More)
A high number of blood donations may cause iron depletion. In order to evaluate iron stores in volunteer Thai blood donors, 82 male and 72 female donors were studied. All were tested for serum ferritin (SF), hemoglobin (Hb) level and asked for detailed histories of donations and iron supplementation. Mean SF in first-time donors was 161.12 ng/mL in men (n =(More)
Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS), an X-linked recessive disorder, is characterized by primary progressive T cell immunodeficiency, impaired antipolysaccharide antibody production, eczema, and thrombocytopenia. Stem cell transplantation is the only curative therapy. To evaluate the use of allogeneic peripheral stem cell transplantation (PBSCT) in this group of(More)