Stem-cell treatment gives MS patient his life back

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Stem-cell treatment gives MS patient his life back

Postby MSUK » Mon May 17, 2010 11:46 pm

A new stem cell treatment has saved the life of a young Australian with multiple sclerosis, but MS Australia still warns the procedure is "experimental".

Ben Leahy, 18, suffers from MS. The first sign something was wrong was when his leg became sore.

"My legs started going numb, probably from my feet up - one leg feet up and my other leg from the waist down," the Canberra student told The 7.30 Report.

"It was probably over a week but I thought nothing was wrong. Then in a week it probably got really bad."

So bad that his family, including his step-father, GP Dr Don Curtotti, rushed Ben to intensive care at Canberra Hospital, fearing a brain tumour.

For his mother Prue, the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis was the least-worst outcome................. ... ageid=1405
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Postby carolew » Thu May 20, 2010 5:40 pm

good find Squiffy2 Carole
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