Opportunistic infections following related and unrelated T cell depleted bone marrow transplantation Academic Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Graft vs Host Disease
  • Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
  • Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Opportunistic Infections


  • The infectious complicalioos of 338 recrpients of l T cell depleted bone ounow (mutant (TCD BMT) were analysed. AU marrows were TCD by soybean aggbtinin ml eep cd blood Us. Itonc wen HLA-riuuched siblings in 243 cases nd Dmbud HLA Hudofically matched or I antigen mis-matched in 95. AB patients with an undated donor or adnk patients with a related male donor or female donor >2S yean old, nceived anti-tfaymocyte globulin onia, secondary to CMV in 12 of 25. Oner pathogens induded AjperjDlu, adenovinis, RSV, toxoplasmosis, HHV-6, legionella, MAI, and/or PCP. The mortality associated wim opportunistic pneumonia was 30% among recipients of > related BMT, regardkasof ATO adininistnuion, conparcd to 100% for patients developing this complication following an undssed BMT. In addition to intentitial pneumonia, other opportunistic infections included CMV rcuiitis (n-3). M. HemopMIum of the skin (n-2). and EBV lymphoprolifesative disarden (n-24). The me of graft rejection infections. The mortality associated with these infections in unretad transplant recipients, despite anti-microbial therapy, demoosnie the need for novel approaches, such as adoptive immunotherapy, to improve their outcome.

publication date

  • December 1996



  • Academic Article

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