Effective autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation in plasma cell leukemia followed by T-large granular lymphocyte expansion: A case report

M. R. Sajeva, M. M. Greco, N. Cascavilla, G. D'Arena, P. Scalzulli, L. Melillo, M. M. Minervini, A. Bonini, L. Di Mauro, M. Carotenuto, P. Musto

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Abstract

We report a case of de novo plasma cell leukemia, resistant to standard VMD (vincristine, mitoxantrone, dexamethasone) and CVP (cyclophosphamide, vincristine and prednisone) protocols, treated with a chemotherapy intensification regimen (high-dose cyclophosphamide, modified EDAP, Dexa-BEAM) and peripheral blood stem cell transplantation, performed using fractionated total body irradiation and high dose melphalan. The patient is currently alive and well, in very good partial remission 12 months after transplant and 22 months after diagnosis, disclosing a significant proportion of bone marrow and peripheral blood CD3+, CD8+, CD57+, HLA-Dr+ large granular lymphocytes with cytotoxic activity against neoplastic plasma cells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-227
Number of pages3
JournalBone Marrow Transplantation
Volume18
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1996

Keywords

  • Autologous transplantation
  • Large granular lymphocytes
  • Myeloma
  • Peripheral blood stem cells
  • Plasma cell leukemia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Transplantation

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