Published in Blood Weekly, June 21st, 2001
F. Graus and colleagues at the University of Barcelona studied the effectiveness of stem cell autografts for treating MS, using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) analysis and testing for the presence of oligoclonal bands in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF OB), often used to diagnose MS.
Stem cell transplantation had a positive effect on most patients studied, they found, despite the persistence of multiple CSF OBs.
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