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Blood. 2003 Mar 1;101(5):1713-4. Epub 2002 Oct 3.

Successful treatment of juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia relapsing after stem cell transplantation using donor lymphocyte infusion.

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  • 1Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, United Kingdom.


Juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML) is a rare pediatric malignancy. Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (SCT) is the only curative approach. However, relapse after SCT remains the major cause of treatment failure. Unlike most other pediatric malignancies, JMML may be susceptible to a graft-versus-leukemia (GVL) effect, although, unlike chronic myeloid leukemia, reports of response to donor lymphocyte infusions (DLIs) remain scanty. This is the first report that describes the successful treatment of relapsed JMML with DLI in the absence of further chemotherapy and provides definite proof of a GVL effect in JMML.

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