More MS news articles for August 2002

Multiple sclerosis and pregnancy

Postgrad Med J 2002 Aug;78(922):460-4
Lorenzi AR, Ford HL.
Department of Neurology, St James's University Hospital, Leeds, UK.

Multiple sclerosis causes disability in young adults and, like most autoimmune diseases, affects women more commonly than men.

The disease can therefore present at a time when many have, or are considering, starting a family.

The effect of pregnancy on the outcome of multiple sclerosis is reviewed and the management of pregnant women who have multiple sclerosis is discussed.