Toddler with cerebral palsy goes through stem cell transplant

12/26/2008 | Columbia Missourian

A 21-month-old boy with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy traveled to China to undergo an umbilical-cord-blood stem cell transplant. Similar transplant procedures are offered in the U.S. but not for patients with cerebral palsy. The treatment's results usually manifest three to six months after the surgery for neurological conditions, Chinese doctors said.

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