Bone marrow transplantation for genetic diseases.Hematol Oncol Clin North Am. 1990 Jun; 4(3):589-602.HO
Bone marrow transplantation is the treatment of choice for a number of genetic diseases. Recently, bone marrow transplantation has been increasingly used for erythroid disorders, such as thalassemia and sickle cell anemia. A number of inherited metabolic disorders (i.e., storage diseases, leukodystrophies, and the like) may be corrected with a marrow transplant. Successful correction of genetic diseases with allogeneic bone marrow transplantation lays the groundwork for the use of specific gene therapy.