Various investigations done so far at every nook and corner of the world, have confirmed that Stem cell therapy has shown promising results in various childhood neurological indications like Autism. Autism Spectrum Disorder is a developmental disability, and is characterized mainly with impaired social and verbal interactions. Studies have proven that mesenchymal stem cells isolated from various potent sources of our body such as fat, bone marrow or from fetal umbilical cord matrix are prone to be differentiated into cells of different lineages.
The symptomatic expression appears early in the childhood; however, in some cases they may appear late.
Stem cell therapy could be used to treat autism and the steps involved are:
- Checking if the person is qualified for a treatment or not.
- Extraction of stem cells from sources mostly from bone marrow or adipose tissues
- Processing of the stem cells in the laboratory
- Implantation of the stem cells into the patient