Bone Marrow Transplantation Make Acute Myeloid Leukemia Kid Got into Complete Remission
For March 12, 2016，this should be a normal day for Yu Zixuan, who was only a 2-year-old kid when his parents took him to the hospital for routine medical examination. He was diagnosed as acute myeloid leukemia.
For the first time, Yu Zixuan started chemotherapy at the local hospital on June 3, 2016 and went into remission. Unfortunately, on August 2016, the bone marrow examination showed that he got relapse, it was only two months after he being diagnosed with leukemia. After the first relapse, Yu Zixuan received another five courses of chemo, because the leukemia cannot be effectively controlled and he suffered central nervous system leukemia. That’s when the family been told to start thinking about a bone marrow transplant, and they decided to go to Lu Daopei hospital for the transplant through other patient’s recommendation.
After the initial consultation and comprehensive evaluation of Yu Zixuan, he was admitted to the bone marrow transplantation department of Lu Daopei Hospital. At that time, he was in remission condition and the allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation was the only chance for him to achieve long-term survival. Fortunately, the medical team found a matched unrelated donor in the Taiwan Marrow Bank's Registry for him.
On February 23, 2017, the harvested stem cell was infused to Yu Zixuan, after 10 days the platelets graft and 17 days the white blood cells graft, 25 days after transplant his marrow function has been restored by the transplanted stem cells, and bone marrow residual is negative. Meanwhile, he needs drugs to prevent GVHD. On May 15, 2018, Yu Zixuan got admission again for impaired liver function due to the drug he had to prevent the early stage complication. After 8 days of treatment, he discharged from hospital and continue routine follow-up.
The patient’s mother wrote “It was you who made us see the toughness and wonder of life and realize that life is also dignified. Thank you for your noble medical ethics and superb skills, which have made our children healthy again. It is right for us to travel thousands of miles from Xin Jiang to seek medical treatment here. We believe that our children will be better and better and our life will be better and better through the continued treatment with Lu Daopei hospital. ”