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Remission and relapse of Crohn’s disease following autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplantation for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  1. V Anumakonda,
  2. B Hayee,
  3. G Chung-Faye
  1. Department of Gastroenterology, King’s College Hospital, London SE5 9RS, UK; guy.chung-faye@kingsch.nhs.uk

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Autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) for Crohn’s disease has been described by Oyama and co-workers as producing remission in 11 of 12 patients with refractory Crohn’s disease after a median follow up of 18.5 months.1 They postulated that autologous HSCT was useful for refractory Crohn’s disease. We report the case of a 32 year old woman with biopsy proven Crohn’s disease diagnosed when she was 16 years old. Her mother also suffered from Crohn’s disease. She developed a KI1 positive anaplastic non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) three years later, treated successfully with ablative CHOP chemotherapy and autologous HSCT, inducing remission for …

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