Multiorgan failure with fatal outcome after stem cell tourism [post]

Željka Večerić-Haler, Špela Borštnar, Boštjan Luzar, Maja Jerše, Nika Kojc
2021 unpublished
Background: unproven stem cell treatments may involve serious health, personal and financial considerations. Due to worldwide spread, illegal stem cell therapies have become a major public health problem. We have already witnessed numerous reports in the mass media of severe and occasionally even fatal outcomes after such therapies. However, there are only few scientifically documented cases in which the causality between stem cell therapy and side effects cannot be refuted. Case presentation:
more » ... ere we present a case report of a 48-years old patient with serious side effects including disseminated skin ulcers, hepatitis and cardiomyopathy with eventual fatal outcome following unproven stem cell treatment. Conclusions: the case of the patient presented here draws attention to the worst possible outcome of stem cell tourism. To effectively combat this issue, professionals and patients should be empowered with the right knowledge on possible side effects.
doi:10.21203/ fatcat:itco7yoqsjfbpkiozld633egqi