A 35-year-old female asked about a 79-year-old male:
Why is a stem cell transplant dangerous for the elderly?
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Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Stem cell transplant: Stem cell transplants are very demanding on the body and multiple organ systems. The person undergoing transplant is immunosuppressed and high-risk of infections. The medications and process increase the risk for complications in other organ systems, risking their failure. While improvements are being made, most studies on outcomes in the past looked at people in their 6th decade or earlier.
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