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Transplanting stem cells works for scleroderma

from MedPage Today

Autologous blood stem cell transplants significantly improved survival in patients with high-risk scleroderma, despite significant treatment-related mortality, a randomized trial showed. Compared with conventional pulsed cyclophosphamide therapy, the hazard ratio for death in those undergoing the stem cell transplant was 0.22 after eight years of follow-up in the 156-patient trial, researchers said. more

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