4 Months Old Boy | Jul 2015
How can a transplant help infantile osteopetrosis?
The most effective treatment option available for infantile osteopetrosis is the transplantation of hematopoietic stem cells. These are the blood stem cells that come from the bone marrow or blood. It is a life-saving procedure with some risks. When successful, it prevents the progression of symptoms and improves bone health. Other problems like vision loss and dental and orthopaedic problems can still happen.