Treatment of a patient with severe Multiple Sclerosis

Mr. I. B., was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, manifesting symptoms of Progressive Refractory Disease, some 5 years ago. His condition deteriorated rapidly and 2 years ago he was bound to a wheelchair, practically incapable of moving, preparing for the worst.

The MS disease is related to the autoimmune system. Therefore, the Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) unit of the Hadassah Medical center took the case and decided to use the BMT procedure to treat this patient.

Usually, in the treatment of this affection, healthy marrow cells from the patient itself (autologous) are used; in this case, Mr. I.B.’s sister was the donor.

Since then, the disease progression was halted, and provided and we expect that with adequate physiotherapy, Mr. I.B.’s condition will continue to improve.

Mr. I.B. said:

“Thanks to the BMT procedure the disease did not progress any more, and while the procedure had some side effects – such as having suffered from lesions in the mouth cavity after the procedure, having changed my blood type and having developed sensitivity to pepper, the diseased has not progressed since.”

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