Stem Cell Transplantation

Autologous stem cell transplantation recently has been introduced for the treatment of autoimmune diseases. Accordingly, in nine patients with life-threatening SLE who failed to respond to intravenous cyclophosphamide therapy, autologous hematopoi-etic stem cell transplantation in combination with high-dose chemotherapy (intravenous cyclophosphamide, 50 mg/kg) has been performed. One patient died of disseminated mucormycosis, and one patient developed cytomegalovirus viremia before transplantation. The remaining seven patients showed an improvement and remained free of active lupus during 25 months of follow-up (Traynor et al. 2000).

However, because of the severe side effects and the sometimes insufficient response rate, this treatment may be considered only for patients with life-threatening disease that cannot be controlled by conventional immunosuppressive measures.

Hair Loss Prevention

Hair Loss Prevention

The best start to preventing hair loss is understanding the basics of hair what it is, how it grows, what system malfunctions can cause it to stop growing. And this ebook will cover the bases for you. Note that the contents here are not presented from a medical practitioner, and that any and all dietary and medical planning should be made under the guidance of your own medical and health practitioners. This content only presents overviews of hair loss prevention research for educational purposes and does not replace medical advice from a professional physician.

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