Revista Colombiana de Reumatología
versão impressa ISSN 0121-8123
REYES, Elsa et al. Successful autologous Stem Cell transplantation in a woman with Severe Systemic Sclerosis, refractory to immunosuppressive therapy. Rev.Colomb.Reumatol. [online]. 2009, vol.16, n.4, pp. 375-381. ISSN 0121-8123.
The following case presents a 49 year-old patient with diffuse SSc and poor evolution given by rapidly progressive of severe skin and lung involvement, who had undergone autologous stem cell transplantation in December 2008. Sustained improvement of skin thickening and of major organ involvement was achieved at six months.
Palavras-chave : autologous stem cell transplantation; immunosuppressive therapy; autoimmune diseases; systemic sclerosis.