CAMPATH-1 antibodies in stem-cell transplantation.
BACKGROUND: CAMPATH-1 (CD52) Abs have been used in stem-cell transplants for the prevention of GvHD and graft rejection. These complications can effectively be prevented by depletion of T lymphocytes from both donor and recipient. However, donor lymphocytes might contribute an anti-leukemia effect and lymphocyte depletion may exacerbate problems with immune reconstitution. There is a fine balance between the risks of GvHD and host-versus-graft reactions, relapse and infection. METHODS: Clini...Expand abstract
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