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Pediatric Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation

Pediatric Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
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Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is currently utilized as a treatment option for a variety of life-threatening conditions affecting children and young adults including leukemia, lymphoma, neuroblastoma, brain tumors, inherited immune deficiency syndromes, blood disorders, and inherited metabolic diseases. This expertly written reference provides current information on methods and outcomes in a wide range of pediatric diseases, using a variety of HSCT approaches. It guides the pediatric professional in the proper execution and understanding of HSCT, and provides illustrative discussions of the hematopoietic and immune systems, clear outlines of current chemotherapy regimens, and expert guidance on each phase of stem cell transplantation and management, including patient evaluation and recovery.