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Hematuria and Abdominal Mass

  • Sowmya ShashidharaEmail author
  • H. Koushik
  • Sangita Trivedi
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Abstract

  • Radiotherapy affects the immune system by direct interaction with DNA strands and by generation of free radicals causing chromosomal aberrations

  • Total body irradiation before allogenic stem cell transplant induces therapeutic immunosuppression and provides higher success rates

  • Hyperfractionation of radiation dose reduces dose-related side effects related to radiotherapy

  • Growth retardation, as a side effect of radiotherapy is of particular concern in young children

Keywords

Total body irradiation Hypofractionation Allogenic transplant 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sowmya Shashidhara
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • H. Koushik
    • 1
  • Sangita Trivedi
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsKasturba Medical College, Manipal UniversityManipalIndia
  2. 2.Network of Immunity in Infection, Malignancy and Autoimmunity (NIIMA)Universal Scientific Education and Research Network (USERN)ManipalIndia
  3. 3.Department of PediatricsGovernment Medical College, Surat, Veer Narmad South Gujarat UniversitySuratIndia

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