Botox cuts MS-related arm tremors

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Botox cuts MS-related arm tremors

Postby MSUK » Fri Oct 21, 2011 1:28 am


Injections of botulinum toxin A (Botox) were a significant help to multiple sclerosis patients whose disease causes arm tremors, according to a small study reported here.

In a placebo-controlled crossover trial involving 25 patients, Botox injected into the affected muscles significantly improved the tremors, said Anneke van der Walt, MBChB, of Royal Melbourne Hospital in Australia.

The treatment also allowed many of the patients to again perform simple activities such as handwriting and drinking from open cups that the tremors had made difficult or impossible, van der Walt told attendees at the joint meeting of the European and Americas Committees for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis.... Read More - ... ageid/1829
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