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20-year remission of rheumatoid arthritis in two patients after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation

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Lowenthal, RM and Francis, H and Gill, DS, 20-year remission of rheumatoid arthritis in two patients after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation, Journal of Rheumatology, 33, (4) pp. 812-3. ISSN 0315-162X (2006) [Refereed Article]

Abstract

We describe 21 and 19 year followup of 2 patients with severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who in 1984 and 1986 underwent allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (BMT) after full myeloablative conditioning, for therapy-induced aplastic anemia. Regarding the arthritis, both patients are well, taking no medications, and free of signs or symptoms of active RA. One patient is in excellent health overall, while the other has coronary artery disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease attributable to smoking. We suggest that allogeneic BMT may be a curative treatment for severe RA.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Clinical Sciences
Research Field:Rheumatology and Arthritis
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Objective Field:Skeletal System and Disorders (incl. Arthritis)
Author:Lowenthal, RM (Professor Ray Lowenthal)
ID Code:36154
Year Published:2006
Web of Science® Times Cited:9
Deposited By:Medicine (Discipline)
Deposited On:2008-02-12
Last Modified:2008-02-12
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