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More MS news articles for September 2003

Steroid therapy

Nippon Rinsho. 2003 Aug;61(8):1361-6
Oishi C, Sakuta M.
Department of Internal Medicine I, School of Medicine, Kyorin University.

The cause of multiple sclerosis(MS) is still obscure.

However, recent therapy is making a dramatic progress.

The steroid is traditional therapy, especially the common use of methylprednisolone in management of attacks of MS is based on high-dose intravenous methylprednisolone.

This section are described steroid therapy of history(ACTH therapy, High-dose intravenous methylprednisolone therapy, ACTH therapy vs high-dose intravenous methylprednisolone therapy, and long term effects of steroid therapy), high-dose oral and intravenous methylprednisolone therapy, oral therapy after steroid pulse therapy and long term effects of steroid.