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Asian Journal of Developmental Biology
  Year: 2009 | Volume: 1 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 1-9
DOI: 10.3923/ajdb.2009.1.9
Stem Cells for Treating Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease
Sarder Nasir Uddin and Md. Eunus Ali

Abstract:
The aim of this study to find out and accumulate the possible way of recent treatments of ankylosing spondylitis specially by using Stem Cells. There is accumulating evidence that anti-tumor-necrosis-factor (anti-TNF) therapy is highly effective in SpA, especially in ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis. In ankylosing spondylitis there is an unmet medical need, since there are almost no disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs available for severely affected patients, especially those with spinal manifestations. This review found that the replacement therapy of stem cells led to a new idea: by taking healthy stem cells from the developing goat`s bone marrow cells or human blastocyst and transplanting them into the affected area of a ankylosing spondylitis patient. The cell survives and they formed connections with the surrounding tissue. Transplantation strategies based on stem cells present enormous potential for repairing the damage caused by ankylosing spondylitis disease. Stems cells may also be preferable to other tissue, especially if they can be derived from the patient`s own body, avoiding potential immunological problems. So, stem cell replacement therapy for ankylosing spondylitis disease will some day become a therapeutic reality.
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COMMENTS
06 June, 2012
santo chakrabarty:
I am suffering from ankylosing spondylitis since 2002 and currently I am having acute back pain which has even restricted my breathing as well movement,during this phases I am usually taking NSIDs(nos steroid anti inflammatory drugs) to mitigate the pain but last 10-15days it has gone up immensely. Based on the above please let me know whether using stem cell therapy can help me to live a quality life?how I can fully recover from this disease or atleast I can live without pain rest of life? now a days it has become really unbearableto deal with the pain and it has affected my personal life very badly,most of the times I feel an electric current kind of sensation in my abdomen region .
 
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