5 more cases of brain infection and 2 more deaths In Tysabri

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5 more cases of brain infection and 2 more deaths In Tysabri

Postby MSUK » Wed Sep 15, 2010 3:57 am

5 more cases of brain infection and 2 more deaths In Tysabri MS patients

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Biogen Idec Inc. disclosed five more cases of a rare brain infection in multiple sclerosis patients on Tysabri, which it sells with Elan Corp, bringing the total number of cases to 68 as of Sept. 2.

The Cambridge, Mass., biotech company reported that the number of deaths among patients that have developed the infection--known as progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, or PML rose by two to 14.... Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... ageid/1905
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Postby indigoinmotion » Wed Sep 15, 2010 5:35 am

oh my! when I first started to consider going on Tysabri in May of this year, the number was a lot lower. Now, I'm really worried! Thanks for posting, it's good to know where things stand with this therapy.
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