Journal article

ATTEMPTED RECONSTITUTION OF A FOAL WITH PRIMARY SEVERE COMBINED IMMUNODEFICIENCY

TM CAMPBELL, MJ STUDDERT, WM ELLIS, CM PATON

EQUINE VETERINARY JOURNAL | EQUINE VETERINARY JOURNAL LTD | Published : 1983

Abstract

A foal with primary severe combined immunodeficiency, diagnosed within the first two weeks of life, was maintained with its dam in semi-isolation. The foal received continuous prophylactic antibiotic therapy, plasma from a sibling hyperimmunised with equine adenovirus vaccine, and intensive general nursing care. A full sibling female was selected as a bone marrow donor on the basis of red blood cell cross-matching and mixed lymphocyte reactions. Cyclophosphamide was given before two bone marrow transfusions at 35 and 73 days of age. To prevent graft versus host disease graft versus host disease the foal was maintained on methotrexate therapy. Reconstitution was not achieved nor were there si..

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