Cell therapy for autoimmune diseases

  title={Cell therapy for autoimmune diseases},
  author={Francesco Dazzi and Jacob M van Laar and Andrew P Cope and Alan Tyndall},
  journal={Arthritis Research & Therapy},
  pages={206 - 206}
Cell therapy, pioneered for the treatment of malignancies in the form of bone marrow transplantation, has subsequently been tested and successfully employed in autoimmune diseases. Autologous haemopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) has become a curative option for conditions with very poor prognosis such as severe forms of scleroderma, multiple sclerosis, and lupus, in which targeted therapies have little or no effect. The refinement of the conditioning regimens has virtually eliminated… CONTINUE READING


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