Hyper IgE Syn­drome um­bil­i­cal blood surgery

Global Times – Metro Shanghai - - PULSE -

A 9-year-old girl named Lele (pseu­do­nym) was given a sec­ond chance at life af­ter suc­cess­fully re­ceiv­ing an um­bil­i­cal cord blood stem cell trans­plan­ta­tion in Shang­hai, thanks to joint ef­forts of both the China Stem Cell Group and Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal of Fu­dan Univer­sity, Xin­min Evening News re­ported Mon­day.

Hyper IgE Syn­drome is a very rare con­gen­i­tal im­mun­od­e­fi­ciency dis­ease. So far, there have been around 200 cases in the world. Lele had rashes on her face six months af­ter birth; res­pi­ra­tory tract in­fec­tions and oti­tis me­dia oc­curred at 3 years old. At the age of eight, she suf­fered from re­cur­rent pul­monary in­fec­tions.

Af­ter a mul­ti­dis­ci­plinary di­ag­no­sis, plan­ning a trans­plant op­er­a­tion and find­ing a match­ing um­bil­i­cal cord blood stem cell, Lele was able to un­dergo the surgery and will hope­fully re­cover.

Pro­fes­sor Zhai Xiaowen said that um­bil­i­cal cord blood stem cell trans­plan­ta­tion is the most ef­fec­tive way of treat­ing blood and im­mune sys­tem dis­eases, and asked that peo­ple store or do­nate um­bil­i­cal cord blood.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from China

© PressReader. All rights reserved.