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Hit and MS

Bad news for MSologists this month when researchers from Canada comprehensively cured MS with the trivial process of immunoablation and autologous haemopoietic stem-cell transplantation. They report on 24 patients with who had their aggressive MS “fully halted” (terminally so in one case). Their definition of “fully halted” differs from mine, with follow-up as long as 12 years in one case, and under 4 years in another. Brain atrophy reduced to control rates and even an increase in EDSS was seen in a third. Now that the work of MSologists, after diagnosis, will be taken over by specialist nurses they may want to retrain in new areas…such …

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