Progression of rheumatoid arthritis following bone marrow transplantation. A case report with a 13-year followup.

@article{Mckendry1996ProgressionOR,
  title={Progression of rheumatoid arthritis following bone marrow transplantation. A case report with a 13-year followup.},
  author={Robert R J Mckendry and Lothar B. Huebsch and Beno{\^i}t Leclair},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={1996},
  volume={39 7},
  pages={1246-53}
}
The progression of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is documented in a patient receiving a sex-mismatched, allogeneic bone marrow transplant (BMT) for gold-induced marrow aplasia. DNA typing confirmed a high probability of a full donor engraftment (complete chimerism). Although the RA was in complete remission 2 years post-BMT, clinical, laboratory, histologic, and radiologic evidence of the recurrence of synovitis from 3-13 years post-BMT is presented. Implications of these observations for theories… CONTINUE READING

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