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GRAPHIC CONTENT: The US-based International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery has warned black market clinics are offering hair transplants for as little as £620 in countries like Turkey and India.
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We report an unusual case of acute amebic encephalitis in an allogeneic hematopoietic stem-cell transplant patient occurring more than 1 year after transplantation. Because the clinical presentation of amebic encephalitis can mimic other more common causes of CNS infection, the diagnosis should be considered whenever more common causes of CNS infection have been excluded.
Source: Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Invited Original Article Source Type: research
A 59-year-old woman with a status of post–renal transplant 7 years prior for autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease on tacrolimus and mycophenolate mofetil presented with subacute left knee and right wrist pain. She received local steroid injections to both areas as an outpatient without improvement in her symptoms. She had recently traveled to India, her home country, to visit relatives. Aspiration of the knee revealed 4+ acid fast bacilli on smear, and she was taken for surgical debridement. She was started on empiric antibiotics for presumed infection with rapidly growing mycobacteria. Her course was complic...
Source: Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Case Reports Source Type: research
Literature on high-dose chemotherapy followed by autologous stem cell rescue in relapsed retinoblastoma is limited to
Source: Journal of Pediatric Hematology Oncology - Category: Hematology Tags: Clinical and Laboratory Observations Source Type: research
We report the measurable residual disease kinetics from a child with FLT3-internal tandem duplication acute myeloid leukemia where sequential WT1 monitoring in peripheral blood-guided withdrawal of immunosuppression.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Hematology Oncology - Category: Hematology Tags: Clinical and Laboratory Observations Source Type: research
This study reconfirms that allogenic HCT is feasible in developing world with the overall survival and TFS comparable to that reported in Western literature and should be considered early in all TM patients with available matched sibling donors.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Hematology Oncology - Category: Hematology Tags: Online Articles: Original Articles Source Type: research
We examined immune reconstitution (T cells, B cells, and NK cells) at defined timepoints in 147 children who received 182 HSCTs. Differences in the time course of immune reconstitution were analyzed in autologous versus allogeneic HSCT. We identified a quicker immune reconstitution in the T-cell compartment, especially in the CD4 and naive subset after autologous HSCT, whereas recipients of allogeneic transplants showed a higher TCRgd proportion. B-cell reconstitution showed a delayed immune reconstitution after allogeneic HSCT in the first 2 years after HSCT. However, a reconstitution of all lymphocyte subsets after HSCT ...
Source: Journal of Pediatric Hematology Oncology - Category: Hematology Tags: Online Articles: Original Articles Source Type: research
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)–positive aggressive natural killer-cell leukemia (ANKL) is a rare malignancy of mature natural killer cells, with a very poor survival rate. Patients have a rapidly declining clinical course and a poor prognosis, with a median survival of only a few months. Herein, we describe a 16-year-old boy who was diagnosed with EBV-positive ANKL and successfully treated using combination chemotherapy and a subsequent allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (alloHSCT). The patient is disease free 4 years and 9 months after alloHSCT. Thus, combination chemotherapy followed by alloHSCT seems to ...
Source: Journal of Pediatric Hematology Oncology - Category: Hematology Tags: Online Articles: Clinical and Laboratory Observations Source Type: research
CD19 chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CART) therapy has revolutionized the treatment of patients with relapsed/refractory hematologic malignancies, especially B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. As CART immunotherapy expands from clinical trials to FDA-approved treatments, a consensus among oncologists and hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) physicians is needed to identify which patients may benefit from consolidative HCT post-CART therapy. Here, we review CD19 CART therapy and the outcomes of published clinical trials, highlighting the use of post-CART HCT and the pattern of relapse after CD19 CART. At this time, the l...
Source: Journal of Pediatric Hematology Oncology - Category: Hematology Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research
Invasive fungal infections (IFIs) are an important cause of morbidity and mortality in children with cancer. An overview of studies on the frequency and determinants of IFI in pediatric oncology patients in nonallogeneic stem cell transplantation settings is lacking. We performed a literature review in Pubmed and Embase, and included 13 prospective and 23 retrospective studies. The IFI frequency (proven/probable based on EORTC criteria) in nonallogeneic stem cell transplantation pediatric cancer patients ranged between 1.0% and 38.0%, with the highest frequencies reported in hematologic malignancies. The most common fungal...
Source: Journal of Pediatric Hematology Oncology - Category: Hematology Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research
Philadelphia-positive (Ph+) acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in children had a worse outcome before the use of tyrosine kinase inhibitors. We have evaluated the demographics and outcome of Ph+ ALL patients treated with imatinib without blood marrow transplantation. Of the 206 children with ALL registered for treatment, the demographic data of 15 Ph+ ALL patients were compared with the remaining Ph− patients. Imatinib (340 mg/m2) was started on day 5 (D5) of induction in Ph+ patients, and their overall survival was compared with Ph− high-risk patients treated on similar protocols. Statistical analysis w...
Source: Journal of Pediatric Hematology Oncology - Category: Hematology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
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