Tysabri neutralizing antibodies appear increased by smoking

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Tysabri neutralizing antibodies appear increased by smoking

Post by MSUK » Mon Oct 06, 2014 1:45 am

Natalizumab neutralizing antibodies in MS appear inreased by smoking

Smoking appears to increase the likelihood of developing neutralizing antibodies to natalizumab (Tysabri, Biogen Idec), which cause the drug to have little, if any, therapeutic effect in multiple sclerosis (MS), a new study suggests.

The study was presented by Tomas Olsson, MD, Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden, at the recent MS Boston 2014, the 2014 Joint Americas and European Committees for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ACTRIMS/ECTRIMS) meeting....... Read More - http://www.ms-uk.org/tysabri
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Re: Tysabri neutralizing antibodies appear increased by smok

Post by kengriff » Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:00 pm

Smoking is a bad practice for any types of disease and abnormalities. And you want to say that it has a great impact on MS also. My younger brother smokes everyday , I dislike it so much. i want that he leaves from smoking.

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