Umbilical cord blood transplantation for children with thalassemia and sickle cell disease.

@article{Ruggeri2011UmbilicalCB,
  title={Umbilical cord blood transplantation for children with thalassemia and sickle cell disease.},
  author={Annalisa Ruggeri and Mary Eapen and Andromachi Scaravadou and Mitchell S Cairo and Monica M Bhatia and Joanne Kurtzberg and John R Wingard and Anders L Fasth and Luca Lo Nigro and Mouhab Ayas and Duncan Purtill and Karim Boudjedir and Wagnara Chaves and Mark C. Walters and John E Wagner and Eliane Gluckman and Vanderson Rocha},
  journal={Biology of blood and marrow transplantation : journal of the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation},
  year={2011},
  volume={17 9},
  pages={1375-82}
}
We examined the efficacy of unrelated cord blood (CB) transplantation in children with thalassemia (n = 35) and sickle cell disease (n = 16), using data reported to 3 registries. Donor-recipient pairs were matched at HLA-A and -B (antigen level) and DRB1 (allele level) in 7 or HLA mismatched at 1 (n = 18), 2 (n = 25), or 3 loci (n = 1). Transplant conditioning was myeloablative (n = 39) or reduced intensity (n = 12). Neutrophil recovery with donor chimerism was documented in 24 patients; 11… CONTINUE READING
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