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Was curious as to where can you get stem cell therapy for multiple sclerosis?

Was curious as to where can you get stem cell therapy for multiple sclerosis?

Only in research: We are in the infancy of this approach, but a few medical centers are looking at this and if interested, contact a nearby medical school or the national institutes of health. ...Read more

Sclerosis (Definition)

We neurologists employ the term to describe localized damage involving the central nervous system, and sclerosis means scarring. If in many areas, might be multiple sclerosis. If affecting the motor nerve cell, ...Read more


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Can you please define multiple sclerosis stem cell?

Can you please define multiple sclerosis stem cell?

A research study: Actually, no such terminology has been introduced yet, since we are in very early stages of examining the potential of stem cells to treat ms patients. Some of this is being done in europe, and expect more in future. Outcomes unclear currently, but stay tuned. ...Read more

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What is the treatment procedure for multiple sclerosis stem cell?

What is the treatment procedure for multiple sclerosis stem cell?

Not available: Closest approach to stem cell, so far, is bone marrow transplant, which has significant risk, and may be only minimally successful. Best approach in the relapsing-remitting phase, such drugs as Gilenya and tysabri (natalizumab). Some usage in chronic phases of rituxamab, but risks there also. Stem cell applications still a long ways off. Sorry. ...Read more

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Do you have successful experience treating lichen sclerosis? I recently read about treating with stem cell lift method. Is this done in dallas?

Do you have successful experience treating lichen sclerosis? I recently read about treating with stem cell lift method. Is this done in dallas?

Lichen sclerosis: A tapering dose of stoic ointment is usually successful. Make sure that you are using clobetasol ointment and not cream as ointment (petroleum-based) will not wash off. If not improved, i would seek out specialized treatment centers for vulvar disorders. ...Read more

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What organelles are affected in a patient with multiple sclerosis and how are they malfunctioning within the cell?

What organelles are affected in a patient with multiple sclerosis and how are they malfunctioning within the cell?

Try several sites: In general, this is a disease of the myelin coverings of nerves within the central nervous system. We do find autoimmune reactions mediated by activated white cells which cross the brain/blood barrier to attack brain and spinal cord. There may be additional problems involving astrocytic and microglial functions. See more information at Mayo Clinic and Johns Hopkins websites, Wikepedia, aan.com ...Read more

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Neuro help needed: i'm 18 male and have optic neuritis. What are my chances of having multiple sclerosis?

Neuro help needed: i'm 18 male and have optic neuritis. What are my chances of having multiple sclerosis?

Statistical risk: According to data from optic neuritis treatment trial, risk of clinically definite ms, if MRI lacks any lesions is 25% by 15 yrs, but, if only one white matter lesion, the risk escalates to 72%. Therefore, get followup MRI studies, and find neurologist who focuses in ms to work with. Please do not worry, newer meds are far more successful these days. Do supplement vitamin d-3. ...Read more

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Dr. What if on last MRI the lesions of multiple sclerosis disappear? is that means that I'm healed ?yeah I'm the patient

Dr. What if on last MRI the lesions of multiple sclerosis disappear? is that means that I'm  healed ?yeah I'm the patient

Comments: The MRI lesions in MS do NOT typically "disappear", and if this has happened, you did NOT have MS. Get a neurological consultation, but under the circumstances truly doubt your original diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are the odds that I'm going to develop multiple sclerosis? How common is this?

What are the odds that I'm going to develop multiple sclerosis? How common is this?

Variable.: If you have identical twin with MS, about 30%, but if no relative and you live north of latitudes 39-42, could be as high as 1 in 545 in the general population. About 450,000 cases thought to be in USA, in a population over 300,000,000. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Multiple Sclerosis (Definition)

Multiple sclerosis is a progressive disease that interferes with the functioning of the central nervous system and brain. Symptoms include numbness, impairment of speech and of muscular coordination, blurred ...Read more


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Stem Cell (Definition)

The capacity to "grow up" or differentiate to produce mature cellular elements. In blood production rbc, WBC and platelets. Fundamentally, stem cells can also self-replicate and thus provide a pool of ...Read more