A revolutionary experimental treatment achieves remission of lupus in five patients

By 15/09/2022 Portal

An amazing and very expensive treatment has been achieved in recent years hundreds of complete referrals of blood tumors, such as leukemias, lymphomas and myelomas. The therapy, called CAR-T, consists of extracting blood from patients, modifying white blood cells with genetic engineering and infusing them again, already with an increased capacity to destroy cancer cells. The German doctor's team Georg Schett has now managed to use this revolutionary strategy against systemic lupus erythematosus, an enigmatic autoimmune disease that affects 0.1% of the world population. Four women and one man have been symptom-free and medication-free for up to 17 months after a single treatment with CAR-T. The immunologist Carola García de Vinuesa, who was not involved in the study, believes the results are “absolutely spectacular.”

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