Diffuse Calcinosis Disappears after Biological Intervention

April 24,2018

Macquarie Stem Cells has provided this information to educate the public based on peer reviewed, published scientific and medical documents. We don’t aim to encourage consumers to seek out such treatments prior to an assessment by a health professional to determine your suitability for treatment. This is obtained directly from NCBI Pubmed Literature. There were no financial sponsors for this study. We aim to provide you with an unbiased range of treatments that are available aside from biological therapy, this is discussed in ‘supporting information>other-options’  page on our website. We do not directly treat Diffuse Calcinosis.

Published: Bone Marrow Transplant Journal – 2004

TITLE: “Disappearance of diffuse calcinosis following autologous stem cell transplantation in a child with autoimmune disease” (Elhasid R., et al. 2004)

This is a very interesting case, as we were researching about previous interventions/results for fibromyalgia we came across this publication. It was published in 2004, therefore it is not new evidence but we are certain no one has heard of it!


“A 12-year-old girl presented with arthritis, myalgia, anemia and positive ANA. Subsequently, she developed recurrent episodes of pulmonary hemorrhage, thrombocytopenia, CNS abnormalities, skin ulcers and diffuse calcinosis. This was followed by secondary antiphospholipid syndrome. Despite vigorous immunosuppression, the patient became bedridden. A peripheral blood stem cell autograft was offered when she developed pulmonary hypertension and digital ischemia at the age of 16 years. The post-transplantation course was uneventful. Liquefaction of calcinosis nodules with improvement of mobility occurred gradually. She is now 24 months post-transplant with no sign of disease activity and total disappearance of calcinosis nodules.” (Elhasid R., et al. 2004)



REF: Elhasid, R., Rowe, J., Berkowitz, D., Ben-Arush, M., Bar-Shalom, R. and Brik, R. (2004). Disappearance of diffuse calcinosis following autologous stem cell transplantation in a child with autoimmune disease. Bone Marrow Transplantation, 33(12), pp.1257-1259.

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