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Contraindications


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Contraindications


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        •    Significant systemic or multi-system disease
        •    Severe non-correctable cardiac, vascular or lung disease
        •    Active or extrapulmonary infection
        •    Significant hepatic disease
        •    Significant renal disease
        •    Cachexia or morbid obesity
        •    Current cigarette smoking
        •    Drug or alcohol abuse
        •    Psychiatric illness
        •    Severe osteoporosis
        •    For allogeneic transplants, generally age > 55 years is a contraindication.
             With the newer, non-myeloablative techniques older patients tolerate the
             procedure better.  This opens treatment possibilities to patients older
             than 55 years.