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Prognostic value of paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria clone presence in aplastic anaemia patients treated with combined immunosuppression: results of two-centre prospective study.
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PMID:  24261566     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria (PNH) clones are frequently detected in patients with aplastic anaemia (AA). To evaluate the prognostic role of PNH clone presence we conducted a prospective study in 125 AA patients treated with combined immunosuppressive therapy (IST). Seventy-four patients (59%) had a PNH clone (PNH+ patients) at diagnosis, with a median clone size of 0·60% in granulocytes and 0·15% in red blood cells. The response rate at 6 months was higher in PNH+ patients than that in PNH- patients, both after first- and second-line IST: 68% vs. 45%, P = 0·0164 and 53% vs. 13%, P = 0·0502 respectively. Moreover, 42% of PNH+ patients achieved complete remission compared with only 16% of PNH- patients (P = 0·0029). In multivariate logistic regression analysis, PNH clone presence (odds ratio 2·56, P = 0·0180) and baseline absolute reticulocyte count (ARC) ≥30 × 10(9) /l (odds ratio 5·19, P = 0·0011) were independent predictors of response to treatment. Stratification according to PNH positivity and ARC ≥30 × 10(9) /l showed significant distinctions for cumulative incidence of response, overall and failure-free survival. The results of this prospective study confirmed the favourable prognostic value of PNH clone presence in the setting of IST for AA.
Alexander Kulagin; Igor Lisukov; Maria Ivanova; Irina Golubovskaya; Irina Kruchkova; Sergey Bondarenko; Vladimir Vavilov; Natalia Stancheva; Elena Babenko; Alexandra Sipol; Natalia Pronkina; Vladimir Kozlov; Boris Afanasyev
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-11-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of haematology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1365-2141     ISO Abbreviation:  Br. J. Haematol.     Publication Date:  2013 Nov 
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Created Date:  2013-11-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372544     Medline TA:  Br J Haematol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2013 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
First Pavlov State Medical University of St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Russia.
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