Stem Cells Transplants could Trigger Longer Remission of Multiple Sclerosis

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Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease where the immune system attacks the central nervous system. Research findings indicate that there could be permanent or prolonged remission with the high doses of immunosuppressive therapy especially when it is followed by transplanting a patient’s own blood-forming stem cells. 69 percent of patients involved in a clinical trial showed positive responses five years later. These patients did not experience any progression of disability, new brain lesions or a relapse of MS symptoms. In fact, most patients did not take any MS medication after the procedure. From different research findings, it is believed that the current MS medications are not effective.

The NIAD-National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases sponsored this clinical trial, HALT-MS. The researchers involved in the study made publications of their results for three years in 2014 December with their last 5-year result appearing online in February in the Neurology, which is the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.With the findings of the research, it is encouraging to note that a single HDIT/HCT treatment is better than prolonged MS medication. The findings continue to encourage more trials for better solutions to curb the depilating disease. MS symptoms have different variations and often include speech and motor difficulties. There is always a chronic pain and constant fatigue and weakness. The most common form of MS is the relapsing type, which is a mixture of mild and fired up symptoms. It is possible for the disease to shift and reach progressive forms, which is a worse state.

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