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If you have Gilbert syndrome can you still have

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Hi if you have Gilbert syndrome can you still have Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  wieyedoc replied 8 months ago.

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Expert:  wieyedoc replied 8 months ago.

Can you give me more background data on your particular clinical situation? This is, really, not a simple yes or no issue....

Do you have any other medical problems or take any medications?

This is not an answer, but an Information Request. I need this information to answer your question. Please reply, so I can answer your question. I look forward to helping you.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Not taking any medication I have multiple sclerosis so have a chance to have Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation with my own stem cells to help treat it but will having Gilbert's syndrome allow me to have this
Expert:  wieyedoc replied 8 months ago.

Thank you for that additional information.

There is not a lot of data on Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in the face of MS and concurrent Gilbert's syndrome. Most of the recent work has focused on patients with CLL.

That being said a study published in the NEJM showed that this might be feasible.

So. What is the take home message?

The answer is a definite maybe......

The best way to know if Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation will work in your particular situation is to discuss it in depth with your medical team. A yes or no answer is beyond the scope of what can be provided on this sort of forum....especially on such an important question.

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