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What is the goal/ predicted outcome of autologous stem cell transplantation studies for ms?

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Dr. William Gaya answered

Specializes in Neurology

Multiple sclerosis : Researchers are optimistic. Yet, no proven efficacy as of yet. Mortality is down to 1-2%. Check following site: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/m/pubmed/18565456/.

Answered 6/2/2013


Dr. Bennett Machanic answered

Specializes in Neurology

Research continues: Idea of stem cells is to restore areas of prior damage from ravages of the disease. We still are far away from using this approach. Regarding your status, do not see a specific MS disease modifying drug on your list. Am not clear about use of IVIG, is it for immunoglobulin deficiency, as certainly NO benefit in treatment of MS? Hopefully, you have a neurologist. Discuss future plans.

Answered 12/13/2014



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