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Pregnancy and MS

http://www.bostoncure.org:8080/article.pl?sid=04/05/27/1548218&mode=nested

May 27th, 2004
Art Mellor
Boston Cure Project

The PRIMS Study (Pregnancy and multiple sclerosis) was designed to identify clinical predictors of post-partum relapse. They weren't able to find any model to determine who was most likely to have increased relapses in the first post-partum trimester, but were able to shed a bit more light on the natural history of MS in pregnancy. Only 28% of women experienced a relapse in the first trimester post-partum and those who did tended to be those who weren't doing so well before they got pregnant. Also, women tended to return to their pre-pregnancy relapse rate in the second year after pregnancy.
 

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