So how is life after HSCT?

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So how is life after HSCT?

Postby pawel96 » Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:04 am

Hi there,

just one question - after HSCT procedure do you still need to take immunosuppressive drugs? Or you just forget about them? I understand there might be some neurological damage left. Are there any long term side effects after HSCT?

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Re: So how is life after HSCT?

Postby pawel96 » Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:14 am

Just to be clear, I would like to know if all that is left is the neurological damage from MS and the patient is essentially drug free for the rest of his/her life or if the patient still needs to take immunosuppresive/modulatory drugs either for the MS or as a precaution after HSCT (due to transplantation itself).

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Re: So how is life after HSCT?

Postby Asher » Tue Nov 12, 2013 5:34 am

Pawel, the sole purpose of HSTC it to reboot the immune system. If HSTC succeeds in doing so, there will be no need to take immune-suppressors. Having said this, like anything else in life, there is no 100%% guarantee HSTC will work, either in the long run or at all. This depends on a host of factors that even doctors and scientist do not fully understand yet.
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