This article describes outcomes in four patients with advanced multiple sclerosis up to two years after autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplantation using a total-body irradiation-based preparative regimen. MRI and CSF analyses demonstrated clear suppression of the inflammatory processes. The results demonstrate however, a dissociation of inflammation parameters and functional disability findings raising questions about optimal future stem cell transplantation strategies for this disease.
- Autologous stem cell transplantation
- Functional outcomes
- Multiple sclerosis
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology