A new study Center suggests that it may be possible to avoid maintenance (long-term) treatment of lupus kidney disease with oral steroids.
Studies with mesenchymal stem cells are promising, but there are no controlled trials to confirm their efficacy. The next step is to perform controlled clinical trials to determine how the cells work.
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