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Fanconi anemia (FA) is an inherited DNA repair deficiency syndrome. FA patients undergo progressive bone marrow failure (BMF) during childhood, which frequently requires allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. The pathogenesis of this BMF has been elusive to date. Here we found that FA patients exhibit a profound defect in hematopoietic stem and(More)
In this study, the immunological status of 61 patients with Fanconi anemia (FA) with advanced marrow failure before hematopoietic stem cell transplantation was analyzed by assessing the phenotype of peripheral blood lymphocytes, serum immunoglobulin (Ig) levels, and inflammatory cytokines. In patients with FA, total absolute lymphocytes (P < 0.0001), B(More)
We analyzed the factors and outcome of patients with disseminated adenovirus infection (dAdV) after allogeneic hematopoeitic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Thirty patients with dAdV were identified among 620 allogeneic HSCT recipients. Primary diseases were leukemia (n=17), Fanconi anemia (n=12) or others (n=1). Source of stem cells was unrelated in 28(More)
BACKGROUND In the era of eculizumab, identifying patients with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria who may benefit from allogeneic stem cell transplantation is challenging. DESIGN AND METHODS We describe the characteristics and overall survival of 211 patients transplanted for paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria in 83 EBMT centers from 1978 to 2007. Next,(More)
Long-term T-cell reconstitution after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is dependent on patient thymic function and affected by graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). To assess the impact of acute GVHD (aGVHD) on thymic function, we followed a cohort of 93 patients who received HSCT from a human histocompatibility leukocyte antigen-identical(More)
Major ABO incompatibility between donor and recipient is not considered a barrier to successful allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), even if it can be associated with several immunohematologic complications. Nevertheless, conflicting data still exist as to its influence on graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) incidence, relapse rate, and(More)
This study analysed the outcome of 563 Aplastic Anaemia (AA) children aged 0-12 years reported to the Severe Aplastic Anaemia Working Party database of the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation, according to treatment received. Overall survival (OS) after upfront human leucocyte antigen-matched family donor (MFD) haematopoietic stem cell(More)
The aim of this study was to define the characteristics of patients with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) and breast cancer and discuss the relationship between these two diseases. Ten patients treated for breast cancer and presenting with ITP were screened for this study. The diagnosis of breast cancer was confirmed by biopsy or surgical sample.(More)
The potential role of the infused B cell subset after Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation has not been yet studied. The present study analyzed the impact of B cells on transplant outcome in 254 patients who received a bone marrow graft from a human leucocyte antigen-identical sibling donor. The influence of B lineage-specific hematopoietic progenitor(More)