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Postby HarryZ » Wed Oct 13, 2004 10:52 am

After reading this article today, I wonder how the makers of the CRAB drugs and the NMSS are going to react to a treatment which "boosts the immune system" !!!!

Most of us have read the infamous NMSS press release report which damned LDN because it "boosted" the immune system and therefore could be dangerous to MS patients. Boosting the immune system, according to the NMSS, goes against all conventional treatment for MS!


WEDNESDAY, Oct. 13 (HealthDayNews) - A therapy designed to boost the body's immune system could reduce the risk of a second attack of symptoms related to multiple sclerosis, according to an article in the October issue of The Archives of Neurology.

Multiple sclerosis is a chronic inflammatory disease in which the body's myelin - the material that covers and insulates nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord - begins to deteriorate. This causes impairment of motor, sensory, visual and cognitive funcion.

Israeli researchers found that intravenous immunoglobulin therapy applied after the first signs of MS significantly reduced the probability of developing clinically definite multiple sclerosis.

Patients receiving the therapy also suffered fewer brain lesions.

The research was conducted by doctors at the Sheba Medical Center in Tel-Hoshomer.

More information

The National Institutes of Health have more about multiple sclerosis.

SOURCE: The Archives of Neurology, news release, Oct. 11, 2004
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Postby mscaregiver » Wed Oct 13, 2004 11:22 am

Harry, It's like a contradiction of a contradictory conclusion of a non conclusive on going assumption! :?

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Postby OddDuck » Wed Oct 13, 2004 11:35 am

And by golly, Philip, I think I understood that!!!! 8O :)

Harry: Interesting article!!

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