Lower-Intensity Bone Marrow Transplant Aids Sickle Cell

July 2, 2014 5:13 PM

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WEDNESDAY, July 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A lower-intensity bone marrow transplant technique may reverse sickle cell disease in adults with severe disease, according to a study published in the July 2 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Matthew M. Hsieh, M.D., from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases in Bethesda, Md., and colleagues evaluated 30 patients with severe disease enrolled in this nonmyeloablative transplant study from July 16, 2004, to October 25, 2013. The study consisted of alemtuzumab ...

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