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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a demyelinating disease of the central nervous system in which immune mechanisms appear to be an important component of the pathophysiology. Although the clinical manifestations are variable, a subset of patients develops a progressive clinical course associated with marked neurologic impairment and significant morbidity. BMT has(More)
Immunosuppressive therapy is commonly used in the management of autoimmune disorders. As marrow-derived lymphocytes appear to play a key role in these diseases, lymphoid ablation followed by replacement with autologous or allogeneic stem cells may be a therapeutic option. We report a 5-year-old boy with severe Evans syndrome which consists of immune(More)
Respiratory syncytial virus is a common virus which frequently causes severe lower tract disease in immunocompromised patients. The mortality rate in bone marrow transplant patients with lower tract disease varies from 31% to 100%, depending upon the treatment used, time before initiation of treatment, and whether patients are pre- or post-engraftment.(More)
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