Of all the Before & After shots of psoriasis, somehow, this one always seems to be one of the most encouraging ones I've seen in the past year - not only because of the source, but also because it's seems optimistic that maybe the 'Stem Cell' path will yield some "P" answers someday soon.
From the Journal of Clinical Oncology:
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The patient was being treated for Multiple Myeloma - (cancerous t-cells) There were a number of other complications and treatments and drugs involved - and the dramatic changes could certainly be a result of the combination of several variables, but the ultimate remission of the psoriasis following the stem cell therapy was a tremendous result!
At the time this was published, the psoriasis was still in remission - although the Myeloma cells had relapsed. His psoriasis and arthritis cleared with the stem cell therapy and stayed in remission - even without continue steroids and phototherapy.
It's a fascinating case -- to hit complete remission at age 35 after suffering with Psoriasis 'Vulgaris' & PA since age 20!
The article is straightforward and reader-friendly - with familiar 'derm' terminology that must of us hear in the doctor's office fairly regularly. ( Thanks to wikipedia and the med-search sites, , you can get assistance with even the most confounding med terms )
Pardon my condensed summary of the article - the JCO article provides the complete case history.
The photo transitions are phenomenal!! WOW!
Does anyone else remember any details about this one --- or has anyone seen some of the similar advances made in Germany & Japan?
there's hope.....on the horizon... there's hope!
peace & healing (soon?)