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A 60-year-old female asked:

I have a sister in law diagnosed with parkinson's d/o. she is asking about stem cell transplant as a treatment. is this an appropriate treatment ?

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Dr. Rifat Naghmi
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Stem cell transplant: Stem cell-based therapies for Parkinson's disease are not yet a routine clinical procedure. Scientists are agreed that more information is needed about the causes of parkinson’s disease and the biology of stem cells before safe, effective and long-lasting therapies can be developed.
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Dr. Madhavi Thomas
Neurology 31 years experience
PARKINSONS: At this time stem cell therapy is considered experimental. Current studies are looking at the viability of these cells, and long term survival of these stem cells. She should keep reading about the news for stem cells. However most importantly she should work on improving quality of life, and contact the nearest movement disorders specialist for care. Look at www.Parkinson.Org.
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Last updated Feb 18, 2015


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