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Thursday, August 14, 2008

High-dose cyclophosphamide shows promise for aggressive Multiple Sclerosis

Contributed by Trent S., in Miami


Source: Reuters
Date: 13 August 2008

High-dose cyclophosphamide, aimed at immune system ablation, is a safe and well-tolerated treatment for aggressive multiple sclerosis that can markedly reduce disease activity and disability, according to the results of a small, open-label trial.

In an earlier study of 13 patients with severe refractory multiple sclerosis, treatment with high-dose cyclophosphamide followed by granulocyte colony-stimulating factor often stabilized or improved disability. The current study investigated the safety and efficacy of this treatment further by examining clinical and radiologic features not previously studied and by including a longer follow-up period.

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1 comment:

Denver Refashionista said...

I read about this too. It sounds like they have some kinks to work out but Chris from swears by it and is currently raising money to sponsor people who want the treatment.