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REVIEW ARTICLES
Year : 2023  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-6

Stem cell therapy for spinocerebellar ataxias: A narrative review


1 Department of Neurology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Army Hospital, Guwahati, Assam, India

Correspondence Address:
Achal Kumar Srivastava
Room no 60, Cardioneurosciences Centre, AIIMS, New Delhi
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/aomd.aomd_48_22

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Stem cells have proved to be the “wonder treatment” for various genetic diseases and holds great potential for the treatment of numerous, but presently incurable maladies. However, stem cells may not be the answer for all such diseases. With the rampant growth of clinics offering stem cell therapy for almost every incurable disease, it is prudent that the indications, ethical considerations, and potential side effects of this treatment are known to the physicians and patients. In this article, we have summarized the available evidence on stem cell therapy in spinocerebellar ataxias.


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