Successful haematopoietic stem cell transplantation in 44 children from healthy siblings conceived after preimplantation HLA matching

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Kahraman S., Beyazyurek C., Yesilipek M. A., Ozturk G., ERTEM M., Anak S., ...More

REPRODUCTIVE BIOMEDICINE ONLINE, vol.29, no.3, pp.340-351, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.rbmo.2014.05.010
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.340-351
  • Keywords: cord blood, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), human leukocyte antigen (HLA) matching, inherited and acquired hematological disorders, in vitro fertilization (IVF), preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), BONE-MARROW-TRANSPLANTATION, CHRONIC GRANULOMATOUS-DISEASE, GENETIC DIAGNOSIS, BETA-THALASSEMIA, CLEAVAGE-STAGE, FANCONI-ANEMIA, SINGLE, EXPERIENCE, BIOPSY, CYCLES
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes


Haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) remains the best therapeutic option for many acquired and inherited paediatric haematological disorders. Unfortunately, the probability of finding an HLA matched donor is limited. An alternative technique is PGD combined with HLA matching, which offers the possibility of selecting unaffected embryos that are HLA compatible with the sick child, with the aim of possible use of stem cells from the resulting baby in future. Since the first successful report for Fanconi anaemia a decade ago, the therapeutic success of this technique was reported in a few cases and for a limited number of disorders. Here, we report full recovery of 44 sick children who received HSCT from healthy infants conceived after pre-implantation HLA matching for the following 10 indications; beta-thalassaemia, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome, Fanconi anaemia, sickle cell anaemia, acute myeloid leukaemia, acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, Glanzmann's thrombasthaenia, Diamond-Blackfan anaemia, X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy and mucopolysaccharidosis type I. No serious complications were observed among recipients and donors. Graft failure occurred in four children with beta-thalassaemia where a second HSCT was planned. Preimplantation HLA matching is a reliable technique and provides a realistic option for couples seeking treatment for an affected child when no HLA-matched donor is available. (C) 2014 Reproductive Healthcare Ltd. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.