New treatment approach for adult sickle cell disease shows promise

July 2, 2014 2:39 AM

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An early report on the treatment of 30 adult patients with very serious sickle cell disease shows high rate of success with low graft rejection as study on the new approach continues.

Adults with sickle cell disease have had a rough time with the best-available treatment because of the reliance on medications that prevent immune system rejection of donor cells. These medications cause a number of serious problems. Furthermore, many sickle cell disease patients have organ injury t...

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