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MS Relapse Rates Drop to Zero Following Stem Cell Transplants — But ‘Risks Are Real,’ Study Says

  • People with multiple sclerosis (MS) who undergo hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) may reduce their rate of relapse, according to a recent study.
  • Researchers found that annual relapse rates dropped from 1.1 per person to zero following HSCT.
  • The risks of stem cell transplantation were highest among participants with a high number of disabilities at the time of the procedure.

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