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Bone marrow transplant for chronic progressive neurological diseases

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RescueNinjaKy has 3 years experience and specializes in Cath/EP lab, CCU, Cardiac stepdown.

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I'm still a student but I've been wondering about chronic progressive neurological diseases like multiple sclerosis or guillian barre syndrome.

My view is that these kind of diseases are so terrible because they keep progressing due to the t cells/b cells attacking the nervous system. So I was wondering if it seems plausible to do a bone marrow transplant so that brand new t cells and b cells are being produced and that they won't attack the nervous system.

If early detection of the disorder is made before moderate damage occurs, I think that a bone marrow transplant paired off with initial plasmaphoresis (since it doesn't change the entire circulation right away) could possibly prevent these kind of disease from progressing to an incapacitating/fatal state.

Of course this was just a random thought of mine while I was in class and my understanding could be entirely off or there could be so many other factors that would make this impossible, so my question is does this seem plausible, why or why not? And do try to remember I'm just a curious student, so I may not be all that bright.

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Raviepoo specializes in hospice.

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Guillian barre syndrome is self-limiting, not progressive. With supportive care, patients can recover some or all function.

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RescueNinjaKy has 3 years experience and specializes in Cath/EP lab, CCU, Cardiac stepdown.

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Thanks, I totally blanked out on that part about gbs. I forgot that remyelination is possible for gbs.

But in the case of ms, do you think it plausible?

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RescueNinjaKy has 3 years experience and specializes in Cath/EP lab, CCU, Cardiac stepdown.

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Aww it would've been cool

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