Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Frequency, reactivity and evolution of human leukocyte antigen and human platelet antigen antibodies in the setting of hematopoietic cell transplantation
Authors: Bräutigam, Michelle
Volken, Thomas
Plattner, Alexandra
Passweg, Jakob R.
Halter, Jörg P.
Drexler, Beatrice
Heim, Dominik
Schaub, Stefan
Buser, Andreas S.
Infanti, Laura
Holbro, Andreas
et. al: No
DOI: 10.1016/j.transci.2021.103301
Published in: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
Volume(Issue): 61
Issue: 2
Page(s): 103301
Issue Date: 29-Oct-2021
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Elsevier
ISSN: 1473-0502
Language: English
Subjects: HLA antibody; HPA antibody; Hematopoietic cell transplantation; Matched related; Donor derived
Subject (DDC): 617: Surgery
Abstract: Background and objectives: Antibodies (Ab) against HLA and HPA antigens play an important role in HCT. In this prospective study we evaluated prevalence and kinetics of HLA- and HPA-Ab after HCT, including a possible donor-recipient transfer and their clinical relevance in respect to platelet transfusion refractoriness (PTR). Materials and methods: Patients were consecutively recruited. Ab were determined by microbead assay technique and a mean fluorescence intensity cut-off of 1,000. Results: At baseline, 21 donors (42%) and 27 patients (54%) had HLA-Ab with a mean panel reactivity (cPRA) of 34.9 ± 29.4% and 46.1 ± 36.5%, respectively. We observed a significant higher number of HLA-Ab specificities in female donors and patients and a predominance of HLA-class I Ab. At day 0 we detected an increase of HLA-Ab (from 526 to 673) and cPRA (55.2 ± 31.9%). Thirty-six patients (72%) developed new HLA-Ab, mainly 3 weeks after HCT. In 7 patients an HLA-Ab with the same specificity as detected in the corresponding donor emerged, suggesting a possible transfer from the donor to the recipient. Overall, MFI showed a high variation. Type and number of transfusions were not associated with number and intensity of HLA-Ab (ρ: -0.05 – 0.02). Number of HLA-Ab, cPRA and intensity were not associated with PTR, which occurred in 9 patients (18%) and none had bleeding WHO > 2. Conclusions: Although a considerable number of patients have and develop HLA-Ab before and early after HCT, we found no association with PTR and bleeding and management should be individualized.
Fulltext version: Published version
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Departement: School of Health Sciences
Organisational Unit: Institute of Public Health (IPH)
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