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Case report. Twenty-year remission of rheumatoid arthritis in 2 patients after allogenic bone marrow transplant

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Lowenthal, RM and Francis, HW and Gill, DS, Case report. Twenty-year remission of rheumatoid arthritis in 2 patients after allogenic bone marrow transplant, The Journal of Rheumatology, 33, (4) pp. 812-813. ISSN 0315-162X (2006) [Professional, Non 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:Professional, Non Refereed Article
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Oncology and Carcinogenesis
Research Field:Oncology and Carcinogenesis not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Objective Field:Cancer and Related Disorders
Author:Lowenthal, RM (Professor Ray Lowenthal)
Author:Francis, HW (Dr Hilton Francis)
ID Code:39342
Year Published:2006
Deposited By:Medicine (Discipline)
Deposited On:2006-07-28
Last Modified:2006-07-28
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