There may be a new form of therapy for patients with multiple sclerosis.
FOX's Alex Hein reports:
This is Housecall for Health.
Researchers now suggest that a new form of therapy for multiple sclerosis that involves destroying the patients immune system and regenerating a new one using stem cells taken from their bone marrow can 'halt' the progression and even reverse symptoms of the autoimmune disease.
The news comes after a 13-year trial, involving 24 people with a highly active relapsing form of multiple sclerosis and saw 70 percent of the patients report a complete halt in the progression. In 40 percent of the MS patients, symptoms were reversed for a period of time.
However, researchers noted a danger of the therapy is the threat of infection for patients while they are unprotected by an immune system. It's also thought that the therapy will only help a certain type of patient in early stages of MS. The study was published the Lancet Journal and reported on by Sky News. For more on this story check FOXNewsHealth.com.
Housecall for Health, I'm Alex Hein, FOX News.