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.