STEM CELL THERAPY FOR RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS

| September 4, 2019

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Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune condition that mainly affects the joints. Stem cell therapy is a relatively new area of research that is showing promise in treating autoimmune conditions such as this. In rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the immune system mistakenly attacks the tissue that lines the joints, which can cause pain, inflammation, swelling, and stiffness. This inflammation can extend to the cartilage that covers the ends of joints and causes irreversible damage and loss of function. It can also damage other tissues, including the lungs, heart, kidney, skin, and eyes. Stem cell therapy may help reduce inflammation and increase the presence of healthy cells in the body. This article outlines the current knowledge on stem cell therapy as a possible treatment for RA.

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