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11 Aug 2011 6 Comments

What Are The Diseases Treated By Stem Cells

Most people still aren't sure about the diseases Stem Cells can treat, here's something which help you understand more. However, it is recommended to check with your doctor before you consider any treatment.

Stem cell transplants have been used since the 1960’s to treat a variety of diseases. In late 1980's cord blood stem cells were used for the first time in blood stem cell transplantation. Umbilical cord blood stem cells have now been used in more than 10,000 transplants worldwide as a valuable alternative to traditional sources of blood stem cells. Utilizing the process of stem cell banking, cord blood stem cells also show great promise for potential future applications including treatment and repair of non-hematopoietic tissues, gene therapies, mini-transplants, among others.

Cord blood stem cell transplants have already changed and saved thousands of lives around the world. They have already been used to treat more than 100 diseases, including numerous types of malignancies,Leukemia's, anemia's, inherited metabolic disorders and deficiencies of the immune system.

List of Diseases treated by Stem Cells

Acute Leukemia:

  • Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)
  • Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML)
  • Acute Biphenotypic Leukemia
  • Acute Undifferentiated Leukemia

Chronic Leukemia:

  • Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML)
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)
  • Juvenile Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (JCML)
  • Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia (JMML)

Myelodysplastic Syndromes:

  • Acute Myelofibrosis
  • Agnogenic Myeloid Metaplasia (myelofibrosis)
  • Polycythemia Vera
  • Essential Thrombocythemia

Lymphoproliferative Disorders:

  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Hodgkin's Disease

Phagocyte Disorders:

  • Chediak-Higashi Syndrome
  • Chronic Granulomatous Disease
  • Neutrophil Actin Deficiency
  • Reticular Dysgenesis

Inherited Metabolic Disorders:

  • Mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS)
  • Hurler's Syndrome (MPS-IH)
  • Scheie Syndrome (MPS-IS)
  • Hunter's Syndrome (MPS-II)
  • Sanfilippo Syndrome (MPS-III)
  • Morquio Syndrome (MPS-IV)
  • Maroteaux-Lamy Syndrome (MPS-VI)
  • Sly Syndrome, Beta-Glucuronidase Deficiency (MPS-VII)
  • Adrenoleukodystrophy
  • Mucolipidosis II (I-cell Disease)
  • Krabbe Disease
  • Gaucher's Disease
  • Niemann-Pick Disease
  • Wolman Disease
  • Metachromatic Leukodystrophy

Histiocytic Disorders

  • Familial Erythrophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis
  • Histiocytosis-X
  • Hemophagocytosis

Inherited Erythrocyte Abnormalities

  • Beta Thalassemia Major
  • Sickle Cell Disease

    Inherited Immune System Disorders

    Other Inherited Disorders

    Inherited Platelet Abnormalities

    Plasma Cell Disorders

    Other Malignancies

      • Ataxia-Telangiectasia
      • Kostmann Syndrome
      • Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency
      • DiGeorge Syndrome
      • Bare Lymphocyte Syndrome
      • Omenn's Syndrome
      • Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID)
      • SCID with Adenosine Deaminase Deficiency
      • Absence of T & B Cells SCID
      • Absence of T Cells, Normal B Cell SCID
      • Common Variable Immunodeficiency
      • Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome
      • X-Linked Lymphoproliferative Disorder
      • Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome
      • Cartilage-Hair Hypoplasia
      • Glanzmann Thrombasthenia
      • Osteopetrosis
      • Amegakaryocytosis / Congenital Thrombocytopenia
      • Multiple Myeloma
      • Plasma Cell Leukemia
      • Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia
      • Breast Cancer
      • Wing Sarcoma
      • Neuroblastoma
      • Renal Cell Carcinoma

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