Author Topic: (Abst.) Infection risks in MS patients treated w/Gilenya, Tysabri, Rituxan, and injectables  (Read 54 times)

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From JAMA Neurology (October 7, 2019), an abstract of "Infection Risks among Patients with Multiple Sclerosis Treated with Fingolimod, Natalizumab, Rituximab, and Injectable Therapies":


https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaneurology/fullarticle/2752284


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Conclusions and Relevance

Patients with MS are at a generally increased risk of infections, and this differs by treatment. The rate of infections was lowest with interferon beta and GA; among newer treatments, off-label use of rituximab was associated with the highest rate of serious infections. The different risk profiles should inform the risk-benefit assessments of these treatments.
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Different infection risks for MS patients (Medscape)
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2019, 07:48:53 am »
More on this in Medscape  (October 10, 2019)--"Different infection risks for MS treatments":


https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/919759#vp_1
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More on this in Multiple Sclerosis News Today (October 17, 2019):


http://bit.ly/2nZSNpQ
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