Bone Marrow Transplantation for Genetic Diseases

William Krivit, Chester B. Whitley

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Four recent editorials in the Journal have reviewed the potential for increasing the therapeutic armamentarium for genetic disease.1 2 3 4 Bone marrow transplantation has been considered in each of these editorials. Now, in this issue of the Journal, Lucarelli et al. present impressive data on the use of marrow transplantation for the treatment of β-thalassemia.5 In severely affected patients 8 to 15 years of age, functional engraftment as measured by correction of the hematologic abnormality has been produced. In the future, clinical success will be measured by continued freedom from hemolysis and the necessity of repeated transfusions, resulting in an eventual…

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1085-1087
Number of pages3
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number17
StatePublished - Apr 23 1987

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