Spontaneous Remission of Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria During Eculizumab Treatment

Fahri Sahin, Asu Fergun Yilmaz, Melda Comert, Fusun Ozdemirkiran, Nihal Mete Gokmen, Guray Saydam


Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) is a very rare acquired disease which is characterized by increased sensitivity to complement proteins. The only curative treatment option for PNH has been still allogeneic stem cell transplantation from HLA-matched donor. Eculizumab, which is a monoclonal antibody, has been established as the effective approach not only for prevention of hemolysis, but also for prevention of potential organ damages such as thromboses and failure of target organs. But eculizumab does not have any impact on, or may increase, clone status and nature of the disease. We, hereby, report a case whose disease undergone spontaneous remission under treatment of eculizumab treatment.

J Hematol. 2014;3(2):50-53
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.14740/jh120w


Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria; Spontaneous remission; Eculizumab

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