More MS news articles for Aug 2001

Effect of monthly intravenous cyclophosphamide in rapidly deteriorating multiple sclerosis patients resistant to conventional therapy.

Mult Scler 2001 Jun;7(3):185-8
Khan OA, Zvartau-Hind M, Caon C, Din MU, Cochran M, Lisak D, Tselis AC, Kamholz JA, Garbern JY, Lisak RP.
Multiple Sclerosis Center, Department of Neurology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, USA.

Fourteen consecutive clinically definite relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS) patients were treated with monthly intravenous cyclophosphomide (CTX) for 6 months.

All had experienced severe dinical deterioration during the 12 months prior to treatment with CTX despite treatment with conventional immunomodulating agents and intravenous methylprednisolone.

Treatment with CTX led to improvement and neurologic stability within 6 months which was sustained for at least 18 months after the onset of treatment with CTX.

Therapy with CTX was well tolerated. CTX may be of benefit in MS patients who experience rapid clinical worsening and are resistant to conventional therapy.

PMID: 11475443 [PubMed - in process]