Hospital successfully performs marrow transplant on Wiskott-Aldrich kid (Source: VNA)
The two-year-old child received healthy stem cells from his sister, which was said to be suitable for the transplant.
The child underwent a one-week chemotherapy to kill damaged cells before having radical surgery on February 26th according to the treatment protocol of the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation.
Thanks to careful preparations, the surgery was conducted by experienced surgeons, and the child did not suffer from serious complications afterwards.
Three weeks after the surgery, the doctors found the new marrow had grown well in the patient's body. Tests showed that the child's blood indices such as red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets had got back to normal.
Thirty-three days after the surgery, doctors announced the transplant was successful after the patient’s damaged stem cells in his marrow had completely been replaced by healthy ones.
The National Hospital of Pediatrics has successfully carried out bone marrow transplants on many patients with aplastic anemia, Thalasemia, congenital immunodeficiency, and now Wiscott-Andrich disease./.