Stem Cell Therapy for Parkinson's Disease

Stem Cell Therapy for Parkinson's Disease

OVERVIEW

Name: Balang Bin Kapusoh
Diagnosis: Parkinson Plus Syndrome
D.O.B: 01 January 1939
Gender: Male
Country: India

Treatment: Stem cell implantation via left frontal stereotactic operation, plus lumbar puncture and IV infusion of stem cells, activation of neural cells via a daily supply of neurotrophic factors, daily rehabilitation and occupational therapy sessions, daily Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments.

HISTORY

Mr. Balang first noticed his first symptom of slight tremor in right hand in more than four years prior to the current admission, and he was diagnosed at that time with Parkinson plus Syndrome. In the following year, his Parkinson’s disease was well controlled by medications. After Mr. Balang discontinued his medication, his condition had gradually deteriorated, and did not return to his normal baseline after his meds were resumed.

Medical Condition before Stem Cell Treatment (SCT) for Parkinson-plus Syndrome

Mr. Balang had tremors in both hands, right worse than left. He was also suffering body stiffness and slow movement of limbs. Muscle tone of four limbs was elevated above normal. Muscle strength of his limbs was 3/5.

The CT after admission showed age-related ischemic atrophy of the brain.  On the basis of these findings the PIH medical team corrected Mr. Balang’s diagnosis from idiopathic Parkinson’s disease to Parkinson-plus syndrome.

Treatment at PIH Over One Month at PIH for Parkinson-plus Syndrome

Intracranial stem cell implantation via left frontal stereotactic operation, plus lumbar puncture and IV stem cell infusions, activation of neural cells via a daily supply of neurotrophic factors, daily rehabilitation and occupational therapy sessions and daily Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments.

Medical Condition after Stem Cell Treatment (SCT) for Parkinson-plus Syndrome

Very soon after the stereotactic operation for Parkinson-plus Syndrome, Mr. Balang’s tremors on the right hand were greatly reduced, as were the tremors of the left hand by two days after the intracranial infusion. Muscle muscle tone of his four limbs returned almost to normal baseline.

The family was very happy to see great improvements in Mr. Balang’s motor function, tremors and to see his also gait improving.

All at PIH wish Mr. Balang the very best in exploring and enjoying his new respite from the ravages of Parkinsonism-plus. We will continue updating his Case Report with new comments in the future.

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