Normal long-term parathyroid function after autologous bone marrow transplantation in children
2007 (English)In: Pediatric Transplantation, ISSN 1397-3142, E-ISSN 1399-3046, Vol. 11, no 2, 205-208 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Parathyroid function was recently reported to be affected in more than one-third of pediatric BMT patients conditioned without irradiation. Our aim was to describe parathyroid function in children with malignant hematological disease after autologous BMT with and without TBI. PTH, albumin-corrected serum calcium, and serum phosphate were analyzed in 35 children followed for six months to nine yr after BMT. Twelve patients were conditioned with chemotherapy alone, and 23 patients received TBI as well. In the TBI group, 11 patients had previously received additional CRT. We found normal levels of PTH in children post-BMT, with the exception of four patients (11%) who showed transient PTH elevation during the first year of follow-up, There was no difference between those who had received irradiation and those who had not. Serum calcium was unchanged after BMT. An age-corrected quotient of serum phosphate decreased slightly. Renal function which was normal before BMT decreased slightly in both groups after BMT, but was within the normal range. Parathyroid function was found to be normal during the time frame of this study, irrespective of whether irradiation had been given.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 11, no 2, 205-208 p.
parathyroid, bone marrow, transplantation children
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-25087DOI: 10.1111/j.1399-3046.2006.00655.xISI: 000243792400016OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-25087DiVA: diva2:52861