Hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) is effective in the treatment of inherited marrow failure disorders and other nonmalignant diseases. Conventional myeloablative conditioning regimens have been associated with high transplant-related mortality, particularly in patients with comorbid conditions. Here we report on 14 patients with marrow failure disorders (Shwachman-Diamond syndrome, n = 3; Diamond Blackfan anemia, n = 4; GATA2 deficiency, n = 2; paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria, n = 4; and an undefined marrow failure disorder, n = 1) who underwent HCT on a prospective, phase II, multicenter clinical trial. Patients were given HLA-matched related (n = 2) or unrelated (n = 12) grafts after conditioning with treosulfan (42 g/m2), fludarabine (150 mg/m2), ± thymoglobulin (n = 11; 6 mg/kg). All patients engrafted. At a median follow-up of 3 years, 13 patients are alive with complete correction of their underlying disease. These results indicate that the combination of treosulfan, fludarabine, and thymoglobulin is effective at establishing donor engraftment with a low toxicity profile and excellent disease-free survival in patients with marrow failure disorders.
Keywords: Bone marrow failure; Diamond Blackfan Anemia; Reduced-toxicity conditioning in nonmalignant diseases; Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome.
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