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High-dose therapy and autologous stem cell transplantation in relapsing cutaneous lymphoma

High-dose therapy and autologous stem cell transplantation in relapsing cutaneous lymphoma Treatment of cutaneous T-cell and B-cell lymphomas is difficult and relapses are frequent. To evaluate the efficiency of high-dose therapy (HDT) and autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) on relapsing cutaneous lymphomas, we conducted a retrospective study of 14 patients. We investigated the clinical and histological parameters of the lymphoma, previous treatments to ASCT, short-term complications of ASCT, and occurrence of a relapse. There were 11 males and three females, with a median age of 42 years. Most often, the skin disease was disseminated without extracutaneous involvement. Four patients had a B-cell lymphoma and 10 a T-cell lymphoma. CD30 was negative in 8/10 T-cell lymphomas. Before ASCT, 13 patients had chemosensitive disease; one had refractory disease. The conditioning regimen included TBI in nine cases. No toxic death occurred. Relapse of the lymphoma occurred in eight cases (T-cell lymphoma in seven cases), within 4 months after ASCT in six cases. Relapses were treated with local treatment, interferon or classical chemotherapy. At the end of the study, 11 patients were alive and three patients had died. HDT and ASCT do not benefit patients with T-cell lymphomas. For patients with disseminated relapsing cutaneous B-cell lymphomas, this procedure should be considered. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bone Marrow Transplantation Springer Journals

High-dose therapy and autologous stem cell transplantation in relapsing cutaneous lymphoma

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2004 by Nature Publishing Group
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Medicine/Public Health, general; Internal Medicine; Cell Biology; Public Health; Hematology; Stem Cells
ISSN
0268-3369
eISSN
1476-5365
DOI
10.1038/sj.bmt.1704411
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Abstract

Treatment of cutaneous T-cell and B-cell lymphomas is difficult and relapses are frequent. To evaluate the efficiency of high-dose therapy (HDT) and autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) on relapsing cutaneous lymphomas, we conducted a retrospective study of 14 patients. We investigated the clinical and histological parameters of the lymphoma, previous treatments to ASCT, short-term complications of ASCT, and occurrence of a relapse. There were 11 males and three females, with a median age of 42 years. Most often, the skin disease was disseminated without extracutaneous involvement. Four patients had a B-cell lymphoma and 10 a T-cell lymphoma. CD30 was negative in 8/10 T-cell lymphomas. Before ASCT, 13 patients had chemosensitive disease; one had refractory disease. The conditioning regimen included TBI in nine cases. No toxic death occurred. Relapse of the lymphoma occurred in eight cases (T-cell lymphoma in seven cases), within 4 months after ASCT in six cases. Relapses were treated with local treatment, interferon or classical chemotherapy. At the end of the study, 11 patients were alive and three patients had died. HDT and ASCT do not benefit patients with T-cell lymphomas. For patients with disseminated relapsing cutaneous B-cell lymphomas, this procedure should be considered.

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Bone Marrow TransplantationSpringer Journals

Published: Feb 2, 2004

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