β Thalassemia minor is frequent in mediterranean countries. It is a benign disorder and does not warrant any therapeutical intervention. We transplanted a 25-year-old Turkish male who was diagnosed as lymphoblastic lymphoma and had β thalassemia minor as well. He received peripheral blood stem cells transplantation from his HLA-identical sibling who was not a carrier of β thalassemia. After the allogeneic transplantation we did not only observe remission of the lymphoblastic lymphoma but also the disappearance of β thalassemia minor.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Turkish Journal of Haematology|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2000|
- Allogeneic peripheral blood stem cell transplantation
- Lymphoblastic lymphoma
- β Thalassemia minor