Case Report

Cyclosporin A/alpha interferon-induced autologous graft-versus-host disease following peripheral blood stem cell transplant for chronic myeloid leukaemia: a clinico-pathological study

  • Bone Marrow Transplantation 20, 8385 (1997)
  • doi:10.1038/sj.bmt.1700845
  • Download Citation
Published online:


Autologous GVHD was induced using CsA and α-IFN in a patient undergoing autologous PBSCT for accelerated phase CML. We demonstrated that the autologous mixed lymphocyte reactions were extremely sensitive and specific for the detection of the GVHD when compared to skin biopsy. The resultant autologous GVHD was associated with an in vitro GVL effect, suggesting a potential clinical benefit of this therapeutic manoeuvre. The post-PBSCT period was associated with an improvement in normal haemopoiesis and reduction in the proportion of blood cells expressing the Philadelphia chromosome.

Author information


  1. Department of Haematology, University of Wales College of Medicine, Heath Park, Cardiff, UK

    • SH Lim
    • , A Bull
    • , U O’Callaghan
    • , R Evely
    •  & M Booth
  2. Department of Pathology, University of Wales College of Medicine, Heath Park, Cardiff, UK

    • S Coleman


  1. Search for SH Lim in:

  2. Search for S Coleman in:

  3. Search for A Bull in:

  4. Search for U O’Callaghan in:

  5. Search for R Evely in:

  6. Search for M Booth in: