Journal Article

Unrelated Umbilical Cord Blood Transplant for β‐thalassemia Major

Jianpei Fang, Shaoliang Huang, Chun Chen and Dunhua Zhou

in Journal of Tropical Pediatrics

Volume 49, issue 2, pages 71-73
Published in print April 2003 | ISSN: 0142-6338
Published online April 2003 | e-ISSN: 1465-3664 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/tropej/49.2.71
Unrelated Umbilical Cord Blood Transplant for β‐thalassemia Major

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A 5‐year‐old boy with β‐thalassemia major received an unrelated umbilical cord blood transplantation (URD‐UCBT). The URD‐UCB was six antigen HLA matched. The infused cell dose was 7.5 × 107/kg nucleated cells. Conditioning included busulfan 20 mg/kg, cyclophosphamide 200 mg/kg, fludarabine 150 mg/kg, thiotepa 6 mg/kg, and antithymocyte globulin 90 mg/kg. The post transplant complications were mild hepatic veno‐occlusive disease, acute GVHD grade III, and CMV interstitial pneumonia. The subject has been ex‐thalassemic for more than 20 months post transplant. The chronic GVHD was limited and could be controlled by methylprednisolone combined with mycophenolate. This is the first successful report of an unrelated umbilical cord blood transplantation for β‐thalassemia major from China.

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Subjects: Paediatrics

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