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Microbiota and Hematological Diseases



The microbiota is directly involved in the host metabolic process, as well as in immune response modulation and recruitment of different cells typology in the inflammatory site. Human microbiota modification (dysbiosis) is a condition that could be correlated with various pathologies. The short-chain fatty acids produced by the metabolic process have an important role as immune mediators. In the hematology field, dysbiosis can represent a predisposing condition for triggering and/or conditioning both non-neoplastic (iron deficiency anemia, thrombosis, thrombocytosis, or thrombocytopenia) and neoplastic disorders (lymphomas, leukemias, myeloma). Dysbiosis may also interfere with therapy efficacy (iron supplementation, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation), impacting on patient's outcome.

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IssueVol 16, No 3 (2022) QRcode
SectionReview Article(s)
Microbiota; Anemia; Thrombosis; Leukemia; Lymphoma; Multiple myeloma

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D’Angelo G. Microbiota and Hematological Diseases. Int J Hematol Oncol Stem Cell Res. 2022;16(3):164-173.