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Spontaneous pregnancies in female survivors of childhood allogeneic haemopoietic stem cell transplant for haematological malignancies

Samantha Lai-Ka Lee, Karin Tiedemann, Margaret Zacharin



OBJECTIVE: Spontaneous pregnancies and live births are rarely reported after haematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT). We report spontaneous pregnancy outcomes of sexually active female survivors of childhood allogeneic HSCT, to provide more data for future counselling. DESIGN, PATIENTS AND MEASUREMENTS: Retrospective review of all female survivors of childhood haematological malignancies who had allogeneic HSCT at the Royal Children Hospital between 1985 and 2011. Data were retrieved from medical records, updated from treating haematologist or endocrinologist, and were cross-referenced with self-reported questionnaires. Female survivors who were sexually inactive were excluded from analys..

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