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Children 2016, 3(2), 9; doi:10.3390/children3020009

Malaysia’s First Transplanted Case of Chronic Granulomatous Disease: The Journey of Overcoming Obstacles

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Department of Paediatrics, Clinical Immunology University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, 43400 Selangor, Malaysia
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Department of Paediatrics, Serdang Hospital, Kajang, 43000 Selangor, Malaysia
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Paediatric Haematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplant Unit, Institute of Paediatrics, Kuala Lumpur Hospital, 50586 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Department of Paediatrics, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre, 56000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Academic Editor: Sari A. Acra
Received: 19 February 2016 / Revised: 6 May 2016 / Accepted: 12 May 2016 / Published: 17 May 2016
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Abstract

The awareness of primary immunodeficiency (PID) in Malaysia is still not forthcoming. Certain practical issues such as lack of clinical immunologists and specialized laboratory diagnostic facilities remain to be addressed. However, great efforts taken by passionate clinicians and scientists in the immunology networking have ascertained some prevalence. Despite the limitation, all suspected cases of PID are being properly investigated and competently managed. In this case report we highlighted the obstacles we faced in managing PID patients, particularly preparing for bone marrow transplant. This is the first transplanted case of chronic granulomatous disease in Malaysia, which emphasizes the importance of collaborative work to ensure further morbidities or mortalities are prevented. View Full-Text
Keywords: bone marrow transplantation; clinical immunologist; chronic granulomatous disease; primary immunodeficiency; specialized laboratory facilities bone marrow transplantation; clinical immunologist; chronic granulomatous disease; primary immunodeficiency; specialized laboratory facilities
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Ismail, I.H.; Jamli, F.M.; Othman, I.S.; Noh, L.M.; Abdul Latiff, A.H. Malaysia’s First Transplanted Case of Chronic Granulomatous Disease: The Journey of Overcoming Obstacles. Children 2016, 3, 9.

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