Autologous stem cell transplantation for systemic lupus erythematosus: report of efficacy and safety at 7 years of follow-up in 17 patients.

INTRODUCTION We observed the efficacy and toxicity of autologous stem cell transplantation (auto-SCT) for patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS Seventeen patients with SLE were treated with auto-SCT. No prisoners were used in the study. Peripheral blood stem cells were mobilized with cyclophosphamide (Cy) and granulocyte colony… CONTINUE READING