COVID-19 Treatment GuidelinesPage 11 of 16

9. Cell-Based Therapy

Summary

A doctor explaining what's new in COVID-19 treatment.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Mesenchymal stem cells are investigational products that have been studied extensively for broad clinical applications in regenerative medicine1 and for their immunomodulatory properties.2 It is hypothesized that mesenchymal stem cells could reduce the acute lung injury and inhibit the cell-mediated inflammatory response induced by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 
(SARS-CoV-2).

Recommendation: The COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines Panel recommends against the use of mesenchymal stem cells for the treatment of COVID-19, except in a clinical trial.

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