The burden of cure: long-term side effects following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) in children.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Pediatric clinics of North America, Volume 57, Issue 1, p.323-42 (2010)


2010, Center-Authored Paper, Child, Clinical Research Division, Follow-Up Studies, Graft vs Host Disease, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, Humans, Immunosuppression, Incidence, Prognosis, Survival Rate, Time Factors


Children who survive hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) are at risk for an inordinate number of long-term side effects. Late effects can be secondary to the underlying diagnosis for which the transplant is performed, prior treatment of the disease, the transplant preparative regimen, treatment of the complications of transplant, and immunologic interactions between the graft and the host. This article describes the risks and manifestations of the most commonly reported late effects in survivors of pediatric HSCT.