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Cord blood transplantation in aplastic anemia

Journal Title: 
Bone Marrow Transplant
Author(s): 
Peffault de Latour R, Rocha V, Socié G
Primary Author: 
Peffault de Latour R
Original Publication Date: 
Monday, January 7, 2013

For patients with inherited BM failure (BMF) or those with acquired BMF who fail immunosuppressive therapy and who lack a suitable alternative donor, the prognosis remains poor. Umbilical cord blood transplantation has extended the availability of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in the absence of a suitable donor. A recent EBMT study confirmed the feasibility of this treatment and highlighted the fundamental role of the TNC dose (>3.9 × 10(7)/kg TNC/kg) on both engraftment and OS using cord blood as stem cell source in severe aplastic anemia. However, this procedure is still experimental and should be evaluated only through prospective clinical trials

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