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Lifelong Crohn’s disease sufferer cured after his ‘amazing’ sister donated stem cells

Mark Adam says his sister Louise’s donation halted the rare condition he was suffering – HLH – and wiped out the symptoms of Crohn’s he had suffered since infancy

Written BY STEPHEN WHITE

Mark’s sister Louise stepped in when he was diagnosed with the life-threatening immune condition haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis

A patient with lifelong Crohn’s disease claims he has been cured after his sister donated stem cells .

Mark Adam, 22, suffered a severe form of the chronic digestive disease.

Big sister Louise, 24, volunteered for a stem cell transplant after Mark was hit with a second illness – the life-threatening immune condition haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis.

Her stem cells appear to have helped cure Mark of both diseases.

Mark was working as a tennis coach on a three-month trip to Australia when he became ill.

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