Multiple Sclerosis is a disease of the central nervous system where the immune system starts attacking the body, known as auto immunity. According to a new study carried out on twenty-four patients across three Canadian hospitals Stem cell transplants can reign in the effects of multiple sclerosis.. In this treatment the immune system of the patients was destroyed using the Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (aHSCT) method with an aggressive form of chemotherapy and then rebuild using stem cells taken from the patients’ blood.
The newly grown immune cells transplanted in the patient’s body would be devoid of the defects that cause them to attack the immune system of the body.
The patients from eighteen to fifty years of age exhibited moderate to pronounced symptoms of the disease. The transplant showed improvement in twenty-three patients and halted the development of new brain lesions without ongoing medication.