As multiple sclerosis (MS) has a female predominance, the effect of pregnancy has been evaluated in a number of studies. In this study the results from the Brazilian national database on pregnancy in MS are reported.
As in previous studies the relapse rate was found to be significantly decreased during pregnancy and higher after delivery. However, the postpartum relapse rate was lower than the year preceding conception. This may be related to the use of corticosteroids or immunoglobulin immediately after delivery for MS patients in Brazil.... Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... ageid/1936