Bone marrow transplantation in sickle cell disease: the Belgian experience.

@article{Vermylen1993BoneMT,
  title={Bone marrow transplantation in sickle cell disease: the Belgian experience.},
  author={Christiane Vermylen and Guy Cornu and Alina Ferster and Jacques Ninane and Eric Sariban},
  journal={Bone marrow transplantation},
  year={1993},
  volume={12 Suppl 1},
  pages={116-7}
}
Twenty eight patients underwent bone marrow transplantation (BMT) for sickle cell anemia in Belgium. The patients were originating from Central Africa, were young and symptomatic. Engraftment occurred in all patients and was sustained in 25. In 3 patients, a bone marrow rejection was observed. One of these patients underwent a second BMT and had an uneventful recovery. One patient died 3 months after BMT of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). Twenty seven patients are alive and 25 are free of… CONTINUE READING