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can stem cell therapy can be used in treatment of polio in a 40 plus age

By Anonymous August 1, 2011 - 9:53am
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I would like to know if person has received any stem cell treatment. I also have post-polio and i am in my 40s. Is it possible to contact the person?

August 9, 2012 - 8:56am
HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon

Unfortunately, we never heard back from this person.

If we get more information, we will post it back on this thread.



August 10, 2012 - 5:42am
HERWriter Guide

Hi Anon

Thanks for your post and welcome!

We have an interesting article on the benefits of stem cell therapy for children with polio. You can read it here: http://www.empowher.com/poliomyelitis/content/stem-cell-therapy-used-cure-polio?page=0,0

For adults, there isn't a whole lot of information out there since stem cell therapy is still relatively new and funding has been hard to come by. From my own research, adults with polio have not been well-studied in terms of stem cell research.

I assume you have polio in your 40s and not post-polio syndrome? I found an article about how stem cells could work for polio that you can read here: http://www.unitedspinal.org/publications/action/2009/11/05/stems-cells-and-neuroprotectives/

Have you discussed this with your doctor? Are you a member of any organizations that help those with Polio? Here is a list of countries with support groups for Polio: http://www.polionet.org/support.htm

Also, can you tell us where you live?

We hope to hear back from you and please provide more information so that we can help you further!

August 1, 2011 - 1:09pm
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