Emerging use of Stem Cell Transplants for Systemic Sclerosis

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Sheryl Mascarenhas


Over the last 20 years stem cell transplant (SCT) has shown promising results in a variety of autoimmune rheumatologic disorders.  Of these conditions, systemic sclerosis (SSc) has garnered the most attention given the limited alternative options for advanced disease.  Several early studies and now several randomized controlled trials have demonstrated improved skin, lung, and vascular outcomes.  However complications associated with the immunoablating steps in the transplant process have led to cardiotoxicity, infections, and death in some transplant recipients.  Growing efforts are being made to examine how to optimize the transplant process to improve safety but retain efficacy.

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MASCARENHAS, Sheryl. Emerging use of Stem Cell Transplants for Systemic Sclerosis. Medical Research Archives, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 6, oct. 2016. ISSN 2375-1924. Available at: <https://esmed.org/MRA/mra/article/view/714>. Date accessed: 25 june 2024.
stem cell transplant; systemic sclerosis
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