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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 218-226

Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in systemic sclerosis


Department of Clinical Immunology, JIPMER, Puducherry, India

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V S Negi
Department of Clinical Immunology, JIPMER, Puducherry
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0973-3698.219078

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Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a disease associated with a significant morbidity and mortality, with relatively small benefits seen with immunosuppression. Of late, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation has emerged as a promising therapy for SSc with a significant reduction in mortality in the longer term. We discuss the principles behind stem cell transplantation in SSc as well as the recent trials which have shown significant promise with this technique.


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