Improving Outcome of Thalassemia with Hematopoetic Stem Cell Transplantation: An Experience of Gujarat Cancer Research Institute.

Abstract

Total 26 children of thalassemia underwent hematopoetic stem cell transplantation from September 2006 to December 2014. Out of these 17 were matched sibling transplantation (MST) and 9 were unrelated umbilical cord blood transplantation (UCT). Median age was 4 years. At a median follow up of 46.5 months, 12 of 17 (70 %) MST and 3 out of 9 (33.33 %) UCT were cured of thalassemia. Three (11.53 %) patients died due to transplant related mortality. Average cost of MST was 6 lakhs and that of UCT was 20 lakhs.

DOI: 10.1007/s12288-015-0576-4

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@article{Raut2016ImprovingOO, title={Improving Outcome of Thalassemia with Hematopoetic Stem Cell Transplantation: An Experience of Gujarat Cancer Research Institute.}, author={Shreeniwas S Raut and Sandip A. Shah and Kamalesh T Shah and Kinnari A Patel and Shailesh S. Talati and Sonia K. Parikh and Asha S. Anand and Harsha P. Panchal and Apurva Ashok Patel}, journal={Indian journal of hematology & blood transfusion : an official journal of Indian Society of Hematology and Blood Transfusion}, year={2016}, volume={32 3}, pages={284-91} }