Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in Langerhans cell histiocytosis: Case report and review of the literature

Kesik V., Citak C., Kismet E., Koseoglu V., AKYÜZ C.

PEDIATRIC TRANSPLANTATION, vol.13, no.3, pp.371-374, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1399-3046.2008.00989.x
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.371-374
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


The prognosis in children with LCH who do not respond to the conventional therapies is very poor. SCT may be a new approach. However, there are limited data about the results of the transplantations. Herein we report a patient with refractory multisystem LCH who underwent allogeneic bone marrow transplantation and is disease and treatment free 54 months after transplantation. Further studies are required to establish the role of SCT in refractory LCH.