chrishasms wrote:I believe it is. I believe this is the girl we all owe our new lives to. From what I understand she got Non Hodgkins Lymphoma or some other disease and they did that oops to her while treating her for that.
Is that true?
It makes way more sense your way though.
Needless to say we owe her a good deal of thanks either way.
Hey - must be a different medical error (these people work such long hours, it's no suprise. Nope, no mention of Hodgkins' in this paper.
Here's the summary:
"The objective of this case report is to document the possibility that
immunoablative doses of cyclophosphamide may provide a long-term
remission of multiple sclerosis (MS). We report the case of a 48-year-
old woman with deﬁnite MS diagnosed in 1994 who has been in
complete remission since a dose of 3800 mg of cyclophosphamide was
accidentally given intravenously in early 1997. For 7 years there have
been no signs of disease activity on history, physical examination, or
on high-quality magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with appropriate
contrast-enhancement methodology. This case includes information on
the possibility that less aggressive chemotherapy than that used with
stem cell transplantation may be eﬀective in the long-term control
In fact, I will repost these three documents that I downloaded from a link which Leon posted in a new thread because they will be of lots of interest to anyone interested in this treatment. They make for encouraging reading!