Title

Successful engraftment and survival following allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant in a child with familial hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis

Document Type

Report

Department

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Abstract

Hemophagocytic syndrome is a rare disorder mainly affecting children. Symptoms include prolonged fever, hepatosplenomegaly and cytopenias. Allogeneic stem cell transplant appears to provide the best overall cure rate in this disease. The authors report a young boy, the second child of consanguineous parents, diagnosed with familial hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) who underwent allogeneic stem cell transplant form HLA matched father.

Publication

Indian Journal of Pediatrics

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