Desperate measures for a desperate disease. Not used in our clinic. Rituximab is the preferred treatment.
No, not as far as I know
Dr Hugh McGrath has written a book on the subject with evidence of improvement.
The umbilical cord is a source of stem cells used for stem cell transplants. The 10% fatality rate in this treatment makes it too risky for patients to undergo.
My partner has a lupus rash on her cheeks. Her Doctor is of the opinion that it is brought on by a pregnancy hormone and it has stayed in her body thus giving her this rash. She has been sterilised and is on a course of Depo-medrone injection's every three months, this has not helped and now her G.P. wants her to have a Hysterectomy hoping it will finally cure the lupus.