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Am J Hematol ; 2019 Sep 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31489694

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Rituximab is a second-line option in adults with immune thrombocytopenia (ITP), but the estimated 5-year response rate, only based on pooled retrospective data, is about 20%, and no studies have focused on long-term safety. We conducted a prospective multicenter registry of 248 adults with ITP treated with rituximab with 5 years of follow-up to assess its long-term safety and efficacy. The median follow-up was 68.4 [53.7-78.5] months. The incidence of severe infections was only 2/100 patient-years. Profound hypogammaglobulinemia (<5 g/L) developed in five patients at 15 to 31 months after the last rituximab infusion. In total, 25 patients died at a median age of 80 [69.5-83.9] years, corresponding to a mortality rate of 2.3/100 patient-years. Only three deaths related to infection that occurred 12 to 14 months after rituximab infusions could be due in part to rituximab. At 60 months of follow-up, 73 (29.4%) patients had a sustained response. On univariate and multivariate analysis, the only factor significantly associated with sustained response was a previous transient response to corticosteroids (P = .022). Overall, 24 patients with an initial response and then relapse received retreatment with rituximab, which gave a response in 92%, with a higher duration of response in 54%. As a result of its safety profile and its sustained response rate, rituximab remains an important option in the current therapeutic armamentarium for adult ITP. Retreatment could be an effective and safe option.

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Front Immunol ; 10: 1489, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31316523

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Background: TAFRO syndrome is a clinical subtype of idiopathic multicentric Castleman disease (iMCD) that is characterized by thrombocytopenia, anasarca, fever and/or elevated serum C-reactive protein, renal dysfunction, and organomegaly. Case Presentation: A 28-year-old woman with fever, weight gain of 13 kgs, lower extremity edema, hepatosplenomegaly, and multicentric peripheral lymphadenopathy was referred to our center. Laboratory investigations revealed anemia, thrombocytopenia, creatinine at 1.19 mg/dL and hypoalbuminemia at 33 g/L. Proteinuria was measured at 2 g/day including albuminuria at 1.5 g/day. Urinary sediment examination found leukocyturia at 44,000/mL and hematuria at 645,000/mL. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) level was elevated. A cervical lymph node biopsy found features consistent with the mixed histopathological subtype of iMCD. A renal biopsy revealed a membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN) pattern. We initiated 3 days of methylprednisolone pulse-therapy at 1,000 mg per day, followed by prednisone 1 mg/kg/day and evolution was favorable. Review of Literature: 19 iMCD patients with TAFRO syndrome had undergone a renal biopsy: 8 cases with author's diagnosis consistent with MPGN-like and 11 cases of thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA)-like glomerulopathy without fibrin thrombi in glomerular capillaries or arterioles and without typical biological signs. Clinical, biological, and outcome characteristics were similar between the cases described as having MPGN and TMA-like presentation. After a thorough review of histopathological descriptions for each case, MPGN lesions seems to be the consequences of chronic glomerular endothelial injury in persistent TMA. We suspect that VEGF and IL-6 play a key role in the physiopathology of the spectrum of renal involvement from TMA-like to MPGN observed in TAFRO syndrome. Conclusion: We present a Caucasian iMCD patient with TAFRO syndrome with renal insufficiency secondary to MPGN, which might be secondary to a chronic TMA-like disease. We suspect that there is a continuum between TMA and MPGN lesions in TAFRO syndrome favored by VEGF and IL-6.

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J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract ; 7(7): 2387-2395.e3, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30954641

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BACKGROUND: Patients with mast cell diseases may suffer from various distressing symptoms, which can be insufficiently controlled with available therapies, severely affecting their quality of life. There is a need for new and safe treatment options for these patients. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to evaluate safety and efficacy of omalizumab administration in patients with a symptomatic mast cell disorder. METHODS: We included 55 patients with a mast cell disorder associated with debilitating symptoms who received omalizumab treatment between January 2015 and December 2017, after a multidisciplinary team meeting at the French National Reference Center for Mastocytosis. RESULTS: A complete response was achieved for 1 patient (1.8%), a major response for 30 patients (54.5%), and a partial response for 12 patients (21.8%), resulting in an overall best response rate of 78.2% (43 of 55 patients). The response was persistent at least 3 months in 33 of 43 responding patients (76.7%). At the last follow-up, the final overall response rate was 58.2% (32 of 55 patients). Median time to first response was 2 months and median time to best response was 6 months. Omalizumab was dramatically effective on all superficial and general vasomotor symptoms and on most gastrointestinal or urinary symptoms, and partially effective on most neuropsychiatric symptoms. Safety profile was acceptable, except for one severe adverse event (edema of the larynx and dyspnea after the first injection of omalizumab). Side effects were reported in 16 patients (29%), mainly of low to mild intensity, yet causing interruption of treatment in 5 patients (9%). CONCLUSION: Omalizumab seems to be a useful therapeutic option to control mast cell-mediator symptoms and displays a favorable safety profile.

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Clin Rheumatol ; 38(5): 1501-1511, 2019 May.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30663016

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INTRODUCTION: The use of autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (AHSCT) in autoimmune disease (AD) patients has increased progressively worldwide. We retrospectively analysed the long-term outcome of AHSCT for AD reported to the French Society for Bone Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapy (SFGM-TC). METHOD: All French AD patients (≥ 18 years at transplant) with a first AHSCT between 1997 and 2013 were included. Primary data were derived from the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT) registry, and additional data were obtained through a specific questionnaire designed for the study. Primary end-point was overall survival (OS). Secondary end points were progression-free survival (PFS) and non-relapse mortality (NRM). RESULTS: Ninety-four AD patients were included, of whom 71% suffered from rheumatologic diseases (n = 67, including 56 systemic sclerosis (SSc)), 16% from neurological disease (n = 15, including 14 multiple sclerosis (MS)) and 13% from various other AD (n = 12). After a median (interquartile range, IQR) follow-up of 83 months (38-130), OS at 5 and 10 years were 77% (95% CI 68.5-86.2) and 64% (95% CI 51.7-76.3), and for PFS 51% (95% CI 40.4-61.6) and 44% (95% CI 32.8-55.3), respectively. Overall, NRM was 8.7% (95% CI 4.0-15.5) at day 100, 9.8% (95% CI 4.8-16.9) at 5 years and 13.6% (95% CI 6.9-22.5) at 10 years. CONCLUSIONS: This first SFGM-TC retrospective report shows long-term benefit of AHSCT in AD patients with acceptable toxicity.

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Bull Cancer ; 106(1S): S92-S101, 2019 Jan.
Artigo em Francês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30527815

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The Francophone Society of Bone Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapy (SFGM-TC) organized the 8th allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation clinical practices harmonization workshop series in September 2017 in Lille, France. In this article we give the indications of autologous stem cell transplantation in multiple sclerosis as well as recommendations regarding post-transplant follow-up of patients under the hospice of the SFGM-TC and the Francophone Society of Multiple Sclerosis.


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Transplante de Células-Tronco Hematopoéticas/normas , Esclerose Múltipla/terapia , Fatores Etários , Autoenxertos , Transplante de Medula Óssea , Terapia Baseada em Transplante de Células e Tecidos , Contraindicações de Procedimentos , França , Transplante de Células-Tronco Hematopoéticas/efeitos adversos , Humanos , Esclerose Múltipla/fisiopatologia , Sociedades Médicas , Condicionamento Pré-Transplante/métodos , Condicionamento Pré-Transplante/normas , Transplante Homólogo
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Blood ; 132(20): 2115-2124, 2018 Nov 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30181172

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Castleman disease (CD) describes a group of heterogeneous hematologic disorders with characteristic histopathological features. CD can present with unicentric or multicentric (MCD) regions of lymph node enlargement. Some cases of MCD are caused by human herpesvirus-8 (HHV-8), whereas others are HHV-8-negative/idiopathic (iMCD). Treatment of iMCD is challenging, and outcomes can be poor because no uniform treatment guidelines exist, few systematic studies have been conducted, and no agreed upon response criteria have been described. The purpose of this paper is to establish consensus, evidence-based treatment guidelines based on the severity of iMCD to improve outcomes. An international Working Group of 42 experts from 10 countries was convened by the Castleman Disease Collaborative Network to establish consensus guidelines for the management of iMCD based on published literature, review of treatment effectiveness for 344 cases, and expert opinion. The anti-interleukin-6 monoclonal antibody siltuximab (or tocilizumab, if siltuximab is not available) with or without corticosteroids is the preferred first-line therapy for iMCD. In the most severe cases, adjuvant combination chemotherapy is recommended. Additional agents are recommended, tailored by disease severity, as second- and third-line therapies for treatment failures. Response criteria were formulated to facilitate the evaluation of treatment failure or success. These guidelines should help treating physicians to stratify patients based on disease severity in order to select the best available therapeutic option. An international registry for patients with CD (ACCELERATE, #NCT02817997) was established in October 2016 to collect patient outcomes to increase the evidence base for selection of therapies in the future.

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Blood Adv ; 2(17): 2176-2185, 2018 Sep 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30171081

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Ravulizumab (ALXN1210), a humanized monoclonal antibody to complement component C5, was engineered from eculizumab to have a substantially longer terminal half-life, permitting longer dosing intervals for paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) treatment. Two phase 1b/2 multicenter open-label studies evaluated efficacy and safety of multiple doses and regimens of ravulizumab in PNH patients naive to complement-inhibitor treatment. Patients in study 103 (n = 13) received ravulizumab 900 mg (lower trough exposure) or 1800 mg every 4 weeks (higher trough exposure); those in study 201 (n = 26) received 1000 mg every 4, 1600 mg every 6, 2400 mg every 8, or 5400 mg every 12 weeks. Trough exposure levels with study 201 dosing regimens were similar to the study 103 900-mg every-4-weeks regimen. Rapid sustained reduction of plasma lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) occurred across all cohorts (73%-90% at end point vs baseline). A greater proportion of patients had normalized LDH (<234 U/L) at least once from days 29 to 253 in the higher- (85.7%) vs lower-trough-exposure (50.0%-83.3%) cohorts; the weighted average of the proportion of instances of LDH normalization from days 29 to 253 was highest in higher- vs lower-trough-exposure cohorts (62.3% vs 31.4%-54.5%). No patients in the higher-trough-exposure cohort, but 1 to 2 patients in all lower-trough-exposure cohorts, experienced breakthrough hemolysis. Ravulizumab improved quality of life (QoL) measures in all cohorts. Two patients experienced meningococcal infections; both recovered and continued in the study. In summary, ravulizumab provided rapid and sustained reduction in complement-mediated hemolysis and improved QoL at dosing intervals up to 12 weeks. This trial was registered at www.clinicaltrials.gov as #NCT02598583 (study 103) and NCT02605993 (study 201).

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Haematologica ; 2018 Sep 27.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30262561

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Aplastic anemia is a rare but potentially life-threatening disease that may affect older patients. Data regarding the treatment of aplastic anemia in this ageing population remains scarce. We conducted a retrospective nationwide multicenter study in France to examine current treatments for aplastic anemia patients over 60 years old. Our aims were to evaluate efficacy and tolerance, and to analyze predictive factors for response and survival. Over the course of a decade, 88 patients (median age 68.5) were identified in 19 centers, with a median follow-up of 2.7 years; 21% had very severe and 36% severe aplastic anemia. We analyzed 184 treatment lines, mostly involving the standard combination of anti-thymocyte globulin and cyclosporine-A (33%), which was also the most frequent first-line treatment (50%). After first-line therapy, 32% of patients achieved a complete response, and 15% a partial response. Responses were significantly better in first line and in patients with good performance status, as well as in those that had followed an anti-thymocyte globulin and cyclosporine-A regimen (overall response rate of 70% after first-line treatment). All treatments were well tolerated by patients, including over the age of 70. Three-year survival was 74.7% (median 7.36 years). Age, Charlson comorbidity index and very severe aplastic anemia were independently associated with mortality. Age per se is not a limiting factor to aplastic anemia treatment with anti-thymocyte globulin and cyclosporine-A; this regimen should be used as a first-line treatment in elderly patients if they have a good performance status and low comorbidity index score.

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Curr Res Transl Med ; 66(3): 83-86, 2018 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30108026

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Patients with HHV-8-negative/idiopathic multicentric Castleman disease (iMCD) experience systemic inflammatory symptoms and polyclonal lymphoproliferation due to an unknown etiology. Schnitzler's syndrome (SS) is characterized by recurrent urticarial rash, monoclonal IgM gammopathy, and other clinical signs of inflammation. To our knowledge, we report the first case of iMCD associated with SS and the fourth case of anakinra inducing a complete response for an iMCD patient. A forty-four year old woman with a history of a recurrent urticarial rash, presented to our hospital complaining of 6 months of night sweats, fever, chronic urticaria, iliac bone pain, and generalized lymphadenopathy. An IgM Kappa monoclonal component was measured at 7.8g/L. A lymph node biopsy revealed histopathological features consistent with the plasma cell variant of iMCD. She was diagnosed with SS and iMCD. Anti-IL-1 treatment with anakinra (100mg/day) was introduced. Within 48h, we observed improvement in the fever and the urticarial rash. By one month, we considered the patient in complete remission. Two years later, the remission is persistent while the patient is still under therapy. Though this is only the fourth reported case of anakinra in iMCD, this is yet another case demonstrating the effectiveness of anti-IL-1 blockade in SS. We hypothesize that uncontrolled cytokine production is responsible for both the SS and the iMCD. The etiologies of SS and iMCD are unknown, and future research is necessary.

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Rheumatology (Oxford) ; 57(8): 1432-1438, 2018 Aug 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29757439

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Objectives: The use of thrombopoietin-receptor agonists (TPO-RAs) has increased as a second-line therapy in ITP, but the efficacy and safety of such drugs has not been evaluated in SLE-associated ITP. Methods: This was a multicentre retrospective cohort study from 2009 to 2016. Participating centres (n = 11) were secondary- or tertiary-care hospitals belonging to the French national network for adult ITP. Results: We included 18 patients with SLE-ITP treated with TPO-RAs; 10 (55%) had aPL, 5 (27%) showing definite APS. Except for one patient, all (94%) achieved response with TPO-RAs overall. After a median follow-up of 14.7 months with TPO-RAs, four arterial thrombosis events (including one catastrophic APS) occurred in four patients. Two venous thrombosis events occurred in a patient without APS or aPLs. Conclusion: Our results suggest that aPLs should be systematically screened before TPO-RA initiation in patients with SLE. With aPL positivity, alternative therapy should be discussed (if possible), especially in patients with definite APS or suboptimal adherence to anti-coagulation therapy.


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Síndrome Antifosfolipídica/tratamento farmacológico , Benzoatos/efeitos adversos , Hidrazinas/efeitos adversos , Lúpus Eritematoso Sistêmico/tratamento farmacológico , Pirazóis/efeitos adversos , Receptores de Trombopoetina/antagonistas & inibidores , Proteínas Recombinantes de Fusão/efeitos adversos , Trombopoetina/efeitos adversos , Trombose/etiologia , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Síndrome Antifosfolipídica/complicações , Síndrome Antifosfolipídica/diagnóstico , Benzoatos/administração & dosagem , Feminino , Seguimentos , França/epidemiologia , Humanos , Hidrazinas/administração & dosagem , Incidência , Lúpus Eritematoso Sistêmico/complicações , Lúpus Eritematoso Sistêmico/diagnóstico , Lúpus Eritematoso Sistêmico/diagnóstico por imagem , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Prognóstico , Pirazóis/administração & dosagem , Receptores Fc/administração & dosagem , Proteínas Recombinantes de Fusão/administração & dosagem , Estudos Retrospectivos , Trombopoetina/administração & dosagem , Trombose/induzido quimicamente , Trombose/epidemiologia , Adulto Jovem
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Haematologica ; 103(8): 1278-1287, 2018 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29724903

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Heterozygous germline GATA2 mutations strongly predispose to leukemia, immunodeficiency, and/or lymphoedema. We describe a series of 79 patients (53 families) diagnosed since 2011, made up of all patients in France and Belgium, with a follow up of 2249 patients/years. Median age at first clinical symptoms was 18.6 years (range, 0-61 years). Severe infectious diseases (mycobacteria, fungus, and human papilloma virus) and hematologic malignancies were the most common first manifestations. The probability of remaining symptom-free was 8% at 40 years old. Among the 53 probands, 24 had missense mutations including 4 recurrent alleles, 21 had nonsense or frameshift mutations, 4 had a whole-gene deletion, 2 had splice defects, and 2 patients had complex mutations. There were significantly more cases of leukemia in patients with missense mutations (n=14 of 34) than in patients with nonsense or frameshift mutations (n=2 of 28). We also identify new features of the disease: acute lymphoblastic leukemia, juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia, fatal progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy related to the JC virus, and immune/inflammatory diseases. A revised International Prognostic Scoring System (IPSS) score allowed a distinction to be made between a stable disease and hematologic transformation. Chemotherapy is of limited efficacy, and has a high toxicity with severe infectious complications. As the mortality rate is high in our cohort (up to 35% at the age of 40), hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) remains the best choice of treatment to avoid severe infectious and/or hematologic complications. The timing of HSCT remains difficult to determine, but the earlier it is performed, the better the outcome.

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Haematologica ; 103(2): 212-220, 2018 Feb.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29170252

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Few therapeutic options are available for patients with aplastic anemia who are ineligible for transplantation or refractory to immunosuppressive therapy. Eltrombopag was recently shown to produce trilineage responses in refractory patients. However, the effects of real-life use of this drug remain unknown. This retrospective study (2012-2016) was conducted by the French Reference Center for Aplastic Anemia on patients with relapsed/refractory aplastic anemia, and patients ineligible for antithymocyte globulin or transplantation, who received eltrombopag for at least 2 months. Forty-six patients with aplastic anemia were given eltrombopag without prior antithymocyte globulin treatment (n=11) or after antithymocyte globulin administration (n=35) in a relapsed/refractory setting. Eltrombopag (median daily dose 150 mg) was introduced 17 months (range, 8-50) after the diagnosis of aplastic anemia. At last followup, 49% were still receiving treatment, 9% had stopped due to a robust response, 2% due to toxicity and 40% due to eltrombopag failure. Before eltrombopag treatment, all patients received regular transfusions. The overall rates of red blood cell and platelet transfusion independence were 7%, 33%, 46% and 46% at 1, 3, 6 months and last follow-up. Responses were slower to develop in antithymocyte treatment-naïve patients. In patients achieving transfusion independence, hemoglobin concentration and platelet counts improved by 3 g/dL (interquartile range, 1.4-4.5) and 42×109/L (interquartile range, 11-100), respectively. Response in at least one lineage (according to National Institutes of Health criteria) was observed in 64% of antithymocyte treatment-naïve and 74% of relapsed/refractory patients, while trilineage improvement was observed in 27% and 34%, respectively. We found high rates of hematologic improvement and transfusion independence in refractory aplastic anemia patients but also in patients ineligible for antithymocyte globulin receiving first-line treatment. In conclusion, elderly patients unfit for antithymocyte globulin therapy may benefit from eltrombopag.

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Bull Cancer ; 104(12S): S169-S180, 2017 Dec.
Artigo em Francês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29173974

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The Francophone Society of Bone Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapy (SFGM-TC) organized the 7th allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation clinical practices harmonization workshop series in September 2017 in Lille, France and updated recommendations for indications and follow-up in autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in autoimmune and autoinflammatory diseases, previously published under the auspices of SFGM-TC.


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Doenças Autoimunes/terapia , Doença de Crohn/terapia , Escleroderma Sistêmico/terapia , Autoenxertos , Doenças Autoimunes do Sistema Nervoso/terapia , Seguimentos , França , Mobilização de Células-Tronco Hematopoéticas/normas , Transplante de Células-Tronco Hematopoéticas/efeitos adversos , Transplante de Células-Tronco Hematopoéticas/normas , Humanos , Imunossupressores/efeitos adversos , Lúpus Eritematoso Sistêmico/terapia , Sociedades Médicas , Condicionamento Pré-Transplante/normas
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Bull Cancer ; 104(12S): S145-S168, 2017 Dec.
Artigo em Francês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29174321

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The Francophone society of bone marrow transplantation and cellular therapy (SFGM-TC) organized the 7th allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation clinical practices harmonization workshop series in September 2016 in Lille, France. The objective of our workshop is to discuss chronic graft versus host disease and to provide recommendations for the indications and treatment of this condition.


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Doença Enxerto-Hospedeiro/terapia , Transplante de Células-Tronco Hematopoéticas/normas , Doença Crônica , Diagnóstico Diferencial , França , Doença Enxerto-Hospedeiro/diagnóstico , Humanos , Imunossupressão/normas , Amplitude de Movimento Articular , Sociedades Médicas , Avaliação de Sintomas , Transplante Homólogo/normas , Resultado do Tratamento
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