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8-Month-Old Afghan Baby Saved by a Rare Bone Marrow Transplant at Jaypee Hospital

8-month-old Mujib along with his family and the doctors at Jaypee Hospital 
  • A rare bone marrow transplant was recently performed on a eight-month-old Afghan boy by doctors at Jaypee Hospital, Noida.
  • The baby, Mujib, suffered from combined immunodeficiency.
  • It is a genetic disease in which there is an absence of a functioning immune system that increases the susceptibility of the patient to fatal infections.
  • When Mujib was brought to the hospital, he was suffering from high fever, pneumonia and diarrhoea. 
  • Earlier, Mujib's two brothers have died of the same genetic condition.
  • According to Dr. Pawan Kumar Singh, associate consultant of Hemato - Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant Department in the hospital, a bone marrow transplant was rare in this case and only a few successful haploidentical transplantations have been done in the world.
  • Mujib had one 4-year-old elder brother Arian who did not have the disease and could serve as a donor.
  • But human leukocyte antigen suggested only a 50% match for Mujib. Doctors took the risk and performed the bone marrow transplant
  • After 10 days of chemotherapy conditioning and serum, Arian's bone marrow was transplanted to Mujib.
  • It took 20 days for Arian's bone marrow to start functioning in Mujib's body. Both the brothers hope to live a healthy life now.


Source: Jaypee Hospital, Media Update    


Author Name
Bipasha Mitra

Published Date
: 17-Mar-2017

Bipasha Mitra 

After completing her Bachelors Degree in English and PG Diploma in Journalism, Bipasha started her career in writing. With an eye for detail and a creative bent of mind, she emphatically crafts patient's stories, and pens blogs and articles understanding what the readers want to know and should know for their medical treatment.

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