Analysis of chimaerism in thalassaemic children undergoing stem cell transplantation.


We have prospectively assessed the relative contribution of host and donor to haemopoiesis following stem cell transplantation (SCT) in children with beta-thalassaemia major (n = 35), using karyotype analysis or Southern blot/polymerase chain reaction analysis of variable number tandem repeats on genomic DNA from peripheral blood. Early haemopoiesis was… (More)