Adult stem cells in the treatment of autoimmune diseases.

@article{Laar2006AdultSC,
  title={Adult stem cells in the treatment of autoimmune diseases.},
  author={Jacob M van Laar and Ashley Tyndall},
  journal={Rheumatology},
  year={2006},
  volume={45 10},
  pages={1187-93}
}
During the past 10 yrs, over 700 patients suffering from severe autoimmune disease (AD) have received an autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplant as treatment of their disorder with durable remission being obtained in around one-third. The most commonly transplanted ADs have been systemic sclerosis (scleroderma), multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus. A fewer number of patients have received an allogeneic transplant. The… CONTINUE READING
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