Army Hospital Successfully Conducts Bone Marrow Transplant

  • By doctors in the Department of Hematology & Stem Cell Transplantation at the Army Hospital R&R in Delhi Cantt.
  • First successful Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) at an Army facility
  • For a child diagnosed with a rare primary immunodeficiency disorder.

Background:

  • ARPC1b is a very rare form of immunodeficiency
  • It is a condition that severely compromises the immune system and makes the body prone to repeated life-threatening infections and other complications.
  • The patient is 7 years old and did not have an HLA-matched sibling donor.

The Rescue:

  • The Matched Unrelated Donor (MUD) transplant (30 Nov 23) involved harvesting healthy stem cells from an HLA-compatible donor.
  • It was infused into the boy’s bloodstream after his defective cells were destroyed by a very high dose of chemotherapy.
  • It was to replace the defective immune cells with healthy ones, offering a renewed chance at a healthy and vibrant life.
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