Successful allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for acute myelogenous leukemia in a patient with hepatic echinococcal cyst managed by delayed hepatectomy

Joseph Kim, M. L. Delioukina, W. Lee, P. Soriano, C. Prendergast, M. D'Apuzzo, S. S. Dadwal

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Abstract

We report the case of a patient who underwent cytotoxic chemotherapy and allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) for acute myelogenous leukemia in the presence of hepatic cystic echinococcal infection. The presence of Echinococcus granulosus infection in an immunocompromised host is extremely rare, with lack of established data regarding optimal management. Successful management of the patient's disease processes required a multidisciplinary approach, which included systemic chemotherapy, HSCT, treatment of chronic graft-versus-host-disease, and elective en bloc resection of the hepatic cyst.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)273-277
Number of pages5
JournalTransplant Infectious Disease
Volume13
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2011

Keywords

  • Acute myelogenous leukemia
  • Echinococcosis
  • Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
  • Hepatectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Transplantation

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