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Nord Med. 1995;110(12):316-7.

[Bone marrow transplantation in primary immunodeficiency syndrome and in osteopetrosis].

[Article in Swedish]

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Barnmedicinska kliniken, Ostra sjukhuset, Göteborg.

Abstract

The designation primary immunodeficiency embraces a multiplicity of diseases of which only the more severe constitute indications for BMT (bone marrow transplantation)--e.g. severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome, familial haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis and malignant osteopetrosis. In cases of immunodeficiency, the outcome of BMT is strongly dependent on the patient's age, clinical status at transplantation and the type of immunodeficiency. In children with SCID who undergo BMT during the first few months of life, lasting cures can be obtained in almost 100 percent of the cases, whereas there is only a 15 percent probability of success if the child is older, infected, cannot undergo cytostatic preconditioning or cannot be given T-cell depleted bone marrow.

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