Postpartum steroid dose reduces Multiple Sclerosis relapses

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Postpartum steroid dose reduces Multiple Sclerosis relapses

Postby MSUK » Mon Jun 07, 2010 12:35 pm


A single dose of methylprednisolone given to new mothers with multiple sclerosis immediately after delivery reduced the risk of relapse for up to three months, researchers found.

During the first postpartum trimester, relapses occurred in 18% of new mothers who received 1 g of intravenous methylprednisolone compared with 46% of those not receiving treatment (P=0.0448), according to data presented here at the meeting of the Joint Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers and America's Committee on Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis.... Read More - ... ageid/1936
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