Pregnancy and MS. The need to commence treatment post-partum?

While pregnancy is associated with a reduced risk of relapses, caution is required in the post-partum period.  In this issue of JNNP, Portaccio and colleagues elegantly demonstrate an increased risk of relapse in the post-partum period.   Greater disease activity before and during pregnancy were reported as predictors of an increased chance of a relapse in the post-partum period.  Therapy with DMDs in the immediate post-partum period seemed to reduced risk of future relapse.

 

Read more at http://jnnp.bmj.com/content/85/8/845.abstract

 

Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2014;85:845-850 doi:10.1136/jnnp-2013-306054
  • Multiple sclerosis
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Postpartum relapses increase the risk of disability progression in multiple sclerosis: the role of disease modifying drugs

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