We describe a 55-year-old woman with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in the first remission who underwent nonmyeloablative stem cell transplantation with conditioning consisting of low-dose total body irradiation and postgrafting cyclosporine and mycophenolate mofetil. Myelosuppression was mild, but on day 28 her bone marrow showed 8.8% lymphoblasts. We withdrew the cyclosporine, but the patient developed grade 2 acute GVHD and eosinophilia. The proportion of bone marrow lymphoblasts decreased transiently to 1.0% on day 40, but later increased again and the patient died on day 85. Application of this approach to patients with ALL needs to be examined on a large scale.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||[Rinshō ketsueki] The Japanese journal of clinical hematology|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2000|
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