Blog for Jackie Sue while at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. UPDATED. This blog now covers her progress after her mini-allo MUD transplant. Her transplant was the first one to be performed by the Mayo Clinic.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Tuesday at 4:00

Dr. Zent came in for a visit. He was quite informative. They conducted another FISH test here at the Mayo. It seems they don't trust other's work. Once we have the results we will have a better idea of exactly which type of CLL Jackie has based upon the chromosomal abnormalities found. It will tell us about her future course of treatment. We will probably have the Tulsa FISH test tomorrow and the Mayo test in one week.

Dr. Zent says that about 5-8% of the CLL patients have Evan's Syndrome. Therefore it is somewhat rare. It is this Syndrome that causes her platelets to be destroyed. They are currently giving her Prednisone which helps supress the platelet destruction. The moniclonal antibody Rituxan should prove to be quite effective at returing her platelet count within a few weeks.

Jackie continues to feel fairly good.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

You said earlier Evan's disease was quite common. I guess you found out it was actually pretty rare???

6:05 PM


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