Stem Cell

Imaging Reveals Stem Cell Therapy to Support Brain Recovery in Lyme Patients

Single-photon emission tomography imaging in patients with Lyme disease treated with human embryonic stem cells

Abstract

Aim
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the longitudinal changes in brain perfusion in patients with Lyme disease treated with human embryonic stem cells.

Material and methods
The study included 59 (age range 41.68?±?16.37 years) patients with Lyme disease whose single-photon emission tomography imaging was performed before and after the human embryonic stem cell therapy. Technetium-hexa methyl propylene aminoxime single-photon emission tomography imaging was used to assess the hypoperfused lesions/regions in the brain prior to the therapy, as well as the improvement…