Outcomes of Related and Unrelated Donor Searches Among Patients with Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases Referred for Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation.

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Summary of "Outcomes of Related and Unrelated Donor Searches Among Patients with Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases Referred for Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation."

Patients with primary immunodeficiencies (PIDs) are potentially cured by allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). The spectrum of PIDs has expanded greatly beyond those that present in infancy or are diagnosed on newborn screening and require urgent, preemptive HCT. Many PID diagnoses are now made later in life and the role of HCT is only considered upon severe disease manifestations; in these cases, the kinetics and goals of a donor search may be different than for severe combined immunodeficiency. Across all PIDs, related donor searches have the additional selection factor of the inherited disease, such searches may yield more limited options than searches for patients with hematologic malignancies; thus, unrelated donor options often become more critical in these patients. We retrospectively evaluated the outcomes of donor searches among PID patients referred for HCT at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), where the minimum patient age for evaluation is 3 years old and where donor options included matched sibling or matched related (MSD/MRD), HLA-haploidentical (haplo), or 7-8/8 HLA-matched unrelated (mMUD/MUD) donors.


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Name: Biology of blood and marrow transplantation : journal of the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation
ISSN: 1523-6536


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