Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation found safe and effective for patients with stiff person spectrum disorder
Autologous non-myeloablative hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) was safe and effective in a subset of patients with stiff person spectrum disorder (SPSD), according to a small open-label study, published in the December 14 online edition of Neurology.
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