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MS patients are in sustained remission after stem cell transplantation, small study finds

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g7832 (Published 30 December 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g7832
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

Most patients with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (MS) who are taking part in a small study of high dose immunosuppressive therapy followed by transplantation of their own haematopoietic stem cells have experienced sustained remission for three years, a study has found.

The ongoing study includes 25 MS patients who had experienced relapses with loss of neurologic function while on disease modifying therapies during the 18 months before recruitment. They …

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