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Bone Marrow Transplant. 2002 Jun;29(11):935-9.

Transplantation for accidental acute high-dose total body neutron- and gamma-radiation exposure.

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Department of Cell Therapy and Transplantation Medicine, University of Tokyo Hospital, Tokyo, Japan.

Abstract

Accidental exposure to acute high-dose total body neutron radiation is rare. We report a 35-year-old man exposed to a total body dose of 5.4 Gy neutron- and 8.5-13 Gy gamma-radiation in a radiation criticality accident. He received a blood stem cell transplant from his HLA-identical sister. There was bone marrow recovery with complete donor chimerism. Random chromatid breaks were observed in donor cells suggesting a bystander effect of neutron exposure. The subject died 82 days after the accident (75 days post transplant) from multi-organ failure.

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12080361
DOI:
10.1038/sj.bmt.1703568
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