AAN backs limited use plasma exchange for MS relapses

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AAN backs limited use plasma exchange for MS relapses

Postby MSUK » Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:59 pm

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In a practice guideline released Monday, the American Academy of Neurology formally endorsed plasma exchange for treatment for severe exacerbations in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RR-MS), as well as several other acute and chronic neuropathies.

The new guideline, published in the Jan. 18 issue of Neurology, updates recommendations issued by the AAN in 1996 that called plasma exchange merely "promising" and "possibly useful" for severe RR-MS flares. Now the AAN classifies the procedure as "probably effective" for this purpose.... Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... ageid/2860
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