Neurologist online Apr 6-13

A board to discuss the soon-to-be released drug Campath as a treatment for Multiple Sclerosis

Neurologist online Apr 6-13

Postby JFH » Tue Apr 12, 2005 1:07 am

Those with a particular interest in Campath might like to follow this link:

Consultant neurologist and researcher Dr Alasdair Coles will be answering your questions online, April 6th-13th.

A member of the MS Society Cambridge Centre for Myelin Repair team, Alasdair is a neurologist working on experimental treatments in MS.

Currently Alasdair's main project is coordinating the trial of beta interferon and Campath-1H. Alasdair is also involved in studying the behaviour of immune cells taken from people with MS after treatment with immunotherapies, to try to understand how and why they change MS disease activity.

Get in quick with your questions!! The Q&As are moderated so dont expect an answer! But well done to Dr Coles for getting on the front line of the net, and well done too to the UK MS Soc.
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Postby SarahLonglands » Thu Apr 14, 2005 3:32 am

Well, I would have missed this one as well, but for you! Did you ask a question and was it answered?

This is what I asked: "I was diagnosed in August 2003 with definite secondary progressive MS, which started about three years previously, after having been very benign for about fifteen years. After doing some research on the internet, I decided to try the regime which was first started at Vanderbilt University by Ram Sriram and Charles Stratton, treating MS as an infection of chlamydia pneumoniae. When I started, I could hardly walk unaided to the front gate and I certainly could not use my right hand and arm, which was unfortunate, to say the least, for a right handed professional artist.

Since that time I have had no negative events but my walking and ability to paint are improving by the day. I have had two more MRI scans, which both show no new lesions and a vast diminishment of the existing ones, some even disappearing altogether. How do you account for this? I was under the impression that there was no treatment available for SPMS and that I would just have to let the disease follow its course. I tested negative for lyme disease and marginally positive for CPn. I would very much appreciate your thoughts on this."

It was, of course, moderated out.

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