Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in pediatric patients with thalassemia and sickle cell disease: An experience of the Spanish Working Group for Bone Marrow Transplantation in Children (GETMON)

Laura Alonso, Marta González-Vicent, Cristina Belendez, Isabel Badell, Ana Sastre, Antonia Rodríguez-Villa, Mar Bermúdez-Cortés, Raquel Hladun, Cristina Díaz de Heredia

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Abstract

© 2018 Elsevier España, S.L.U. Background and objectives: A recently occurring increase of the prevalence of haemoglobinopathies, β-thalassaemia major (TM) and sickle cell disease (SCD) over the last two decades in our country has generated new needs in terms of medical resources for both prevention and treatment of these patients. Allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplant (allo-HSCT) is a curative treatment available for patients who have severe haemoglobinopathies. The main objective of this study was to evaluate the results of allo-HSCT in paediatric patients with TM or SCD performed in paediatric hematopoietic transplant units within the Spanish Group of Bone Marrow Transplantation in Children (GETMON). Material and methods: Retrospective review of patients undergoing HSCT in the GETMON units until 2015. Results: A total of 65 patients were analysed (43 patients were affected with TM and 22 with SCD), who received allo-HSCT in 6 GETMON units between November 1989 and December 2014. Event-free survival three years post-transplant was 81% and overall survival 92% in patients with TM. Event-free survival three years post-transplant was 79% and overall survival 85% in patients with SCD. Conclusions: The results of this series are comparable to the results of other international series and offer a platform from which to continue trying to improve the evolution of these patients.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-140
JournalMedicina Clinica
Volume152
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2019

Keywords

  • Bone marrow transplant
  • Haematopoietic stem cell transplantation
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Thalassaemia

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