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Stem Cell Transplant

Posted by : Dr Amrita Vaidya, 22 Dec 2011 04:44 AM
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The idea of rebuilding a bone marrow destroyed by radiation was born in the aftermath of World War II and the subsequent nuclear arms. First modern transplants started in 1957 in patients with end stage leukemia. Indications The rationale for SCT differs for different diseases. Mainly, it serves as: A rescue procedure after treatment with high dose chemotherapy in certain malignancies As replacement therapy in patients with marrow failure or autoimmune disorders As a vehicle for gene therapy Possible strategy to establish tolerance for solid organ transplants. To read more download ....
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