Success with stem cell transplant in myasthenia gravis
Seven patients with severe myasthenia gravis who received autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplants have experienced long-term remission that has been symptom and treatment free for many years. "We are always reluctant to talk about this type of disease being cured, but these patients have all been disease free without any maintenance therapy since the procedure, which is very encouraging," one of the treating physicians, Harold Atkins M.D., University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, told Medscape Medical News.
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