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Significant EBV Reactivation Is Associated with Poorer Overall Survival Due to Increased NRM Post Myeloablative/Reduced Intensity, T-Cell Deplete Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant for MDS or Acute Leukaemia

Ashvind Anand Prabahran, James Anton Kuzich, Andrew BM Lim, Eric Wong, David Ritchie

Blood | American Society of Hematology | Published : 2020


Introduction EBV reactivation post allogeneic stem cell transplantation (alloSCT) occurs due to profound suppression of T-cell number or function and subsequent reactivation of latent host or recipient EBV infection through loss of immune-surveillance. The relationship of EBV reactivation to patient outcomes has not been reported in patients who have received T-cell depletion (TCD) with Thymoglobulin. This analysis assessed the outcomes in patients who had previously received an alloSCT with TCD using Thymoglobulin and who developed EBV reactivation that either required treatment (EBV Treatment) vs those who did not require treatment (EBV No Treatment) vs those who had no evid..

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