Friday, November 10, 2017

Veterinary Highlights: Stem Cells to Treat Atopic Dermatitis?

I am always excited to see new advances and trials in regenerative medicine. This is my number one go-to option to consider when evaluating best treatment for my dogs.

Jasmine did great with her stem cell treatments, and Cookie got platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment for her partial cruciate tear(s). Her knees are still holding up well.

Canine atopic dermatitis is a hard to treat, chronic skin disease associated with allergies. The culprit are normally harmless things in their environment. From the presently available treatments, immunotherapy is what I would try.

A new study is underway to evaluate how could stem cells work to treat atopic dermatitis. I know that IV stem cells had been tested for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and it is possible that was one of the things that helped Jasmine with hers.

Stem cell treatments show good hope for treatment of various chronic and degenerative diseases. Some of the things administration of stem cells does is immune system modulation and reduction of inflammation.

I'll be watching what comes out of this study.

Source article:
Can Allogenic Stem Cells Treat Canine Atopic Dermatitis?

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