Bone marrow transplants reverse some adult sickle cell disease; similar to technique in kids

July 1, 2014 9:45 PM

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CHICAGO — Bone marrow transplants can reverse severe sickle cell disease in adults, a small study by government scientists found, echoing results seen with a similar technique used in children.

The researchers and others say the findings show age need not be a barrier and that the technique may change practice for some adult patients when standard treatment fails.

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