Last reply 10 months ago
HSCT – Identical Twins

Hello All, This my inaugural post (though I have reacted to others)

I’ve seen many posts on HSCT and can ultimately see me going for this. I am an identical twin whose brother does not have MS (I am advised this happens with 75% of identical twins). I have also heard that there is some research suggesting that a lack of vitamin D pre-birth could be factor to explain why some get MS, which makes sense as I was the runt of the litter.

My question is, has anybody read anything about using stem cells from the healthy twin as part of HSCT?

I am meeting with my consultant in November and would like to approach the meeting with as much info. as I can.

( I have tried searching “HSCT” on this site before asking the question)

All the best


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10 months ago

@glawsdan , this type of stem cell transplant is known as Syngeneic stem cell transplant.

10 months ago

Thanks @stumbler, I’ll get to searching more widely using this term.


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