Prospective study of the occurrence of monoclonal gammapathies following bone marrow transplantation in young children.


We have prospectively studied the occurrence of monoclonal serum immunoglobulins in 38 recipients of BMT. Patients were young children with primary immunodeficiencies (n = 31), other inherited diseases (n = 4), leukemia (n = 2), or aplastic anemia (n = 1). Twenty-nine received an HLA-nonidentical marrow and nine an HLA-identical marrow. Serum monoclonal… (More)