PML and how it relates to MS

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PML and how it relates to MS

Postby corkeesdad » Sat Sep 29, 2012 6:31 am

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Since PML is associated not only to MS but other rare disorders, I decided to post this. I hope someone will find it to be helpful. I look forward to any and all comments.
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Re: PML and how it relates to MS

Postby dlynn » Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:17 am

Hi corkeesdad,
Welcome to TIMS.
As I understand it, PML relates to MS as a (possible) side effect of Tysabri. I don't know if this is what you are referring to.
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Re: PML and how it relates to MS

Postby HarryZ » Sun Sep 30, 2012 5:31 pm

corkeesdad wrote:http://www.the-courtney-project.org/

Since PML is associated not only to MS but other rare disorders, I decided to post this. I hope someone will find it to be helpful. I look forward to any and all comments.


The only reason that PML is associated with MS is from a patient's use of the drug Tysabri. To date, 285 MS patients have contracted PML. Prior to starting on Tysabri, patients are usually tested to see if they have the JC virus in their system. If positive, the patient then has to decide if he/she wants to risk taking the drug or not. Under certain conditions, the risk factor can be 1:500.

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