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Arch Dis Child. 2000 Oct;83(4):356-9.

Clinical course of patients with major histocompatibility complex class II deficiency.

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The Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond St, London, WC1N 3JH, UK.

Abstract

The clinical course of 10 children who have been diagnosed with major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class II deficiency (bare lymphocyte syndrome) in the UK over the past eight years is described. They have had a generally poor prognosis, with only two of the 10 still alive despite eight attempts at bone marrow transplantation in six patients. Overwhelming viral infection was the predominant cause of death. Alternative transplant strategies or novel therapies are required for these patients.

PMID:
10999878
PMCID:
PMC1718526
DOI:
10.1136/adc.83.4.356
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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