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T-cell receptor αβ+ and CD19+ cell-depleted haploidentical and mismatched hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in primary immune deficiency

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Zohreh Nademi, Professor Andrew Cant, Professor Roderick Skinner, Dr Intan Abd Hamid, Dr Terence Flood, Dr Mario Abinun, Professor Sophie HambletonORCiD, Professor Andrew GenneryORCiD, Professor Mary Slatter


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© 2017 American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. Background: Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is used as a therapeutic approach for primary immunodeficiencies (PIDs). The best outcomes have been achieved with HLA-matched donors, but when a matched donor is not available, a haploidentical or mismatched unrelated donor (mMUD) can be useful. Various strategies are used to mitigate the risk of graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) and rejection associated with such transplants. Objective: We sought to evaluate the outcomes of haploidentical or mMUD HSCT after depleting GvHD-causing T-cell receptor (TCR) αβ CD3+ cells from the graft. Methods: CD3+TCRαβ+/CD19+ depleted grafts were given in conditioned (except 3) children with PIDs. Treosulfan (busulfan in 1 patient), fludarabine, thiotepa, and anti-thymocyte globulin or alemtuzumab conditioning were used in 77% of cases, and all but 4 received GvHD prophylaxis. Results: Twenty-five patients with 12 types of PIDs received 26 HSCTs. Three underwent transplantation for refractory GvHD that developed after the first cord transplantation. At a median follow-up of 20.8 months (range, 5 month-3.3 years), 21 of 25 patients survived and were cured of underlying immunodeficiency. Overall and event-free survival at 3 years were 83.9% and 80.4%, respectively. Cumulative incidence of grade II to IV acute GvHD was 22% ± 8.7%. No case of visceral or chronic GvHD was seen. Cumulative incidences of graft failure, cytomegalovirus, and/or adenoviral infections and transplant-related mortality at 1 year were 4.2% ± 4.1%, 58.8% ± 9.8%, and 16.1% ± 7.4%, respectively. Patients undergoing transplantation with systemic viral infections had poor survival in comparison with those with absent or resolved infections (33.3% vs 100%). Conclusion: CD3+TCRαβ+ and CD19+ cell-depleted haploidentical or mMUD HSCT is a practical and viable alternative for children with a range of PIDs.

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Author(s): Shah RM, Elfeky R, Nademi Z, Qasim W, Amrolia P, Chiesa R, Rao K, Lucchini G, Silva JMF, Worth A, Barge D, Ryan D, Conn J, Cant AJ, Skinner R, Abd Hamid IJ, Flood T, Abinun M, Hambleton S, Gennery AR, Veys P, Slatter M

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Year: 2018

Volume: 141

Issue: 4

Pages: 1417-1426.e1

Print publication date: 01/04/2018

Online publication date: 03/08/2017

Acceptance date: 10/07/2017

ISSN (print): 0091-6749

ISSN (electronic): 1097-6825

Publisher: Mosby Inc.


DOI: 10.1016/j.jaci.2017.07.008


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