Stem Cell Transplantation in Primary Systemic Amyloidosis

This is a clinical practice guideline for patients with primary amyloid light-chain (AL) amyloidosis who are being considered for treatment regimens that include either bone marrow or stem cell transplantation (SCT). The guideline compares chemotherapy (CT) and both autologous and allogeneic SCT. Side effects evaluated include cytomegalovirus or Pneumocystis carinii infections, as well as neutropenia and mucositis.