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From Multiple Sclerosis Journal, December 23, 2016:

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Extensive white matter lesions after 2 years of fingolimod: Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy or MS relapse?


Marine Boudot de la Motte, Céline Louapre, Anne Bertrand, Pauline Reach, Catherine Lubetzki, Caroline Papeix, Elisabeth Maillart


Background:

Fingolimod is a widely used treatment for highly active relapsing–remitting multiple sclerosis.

Objectives:

To describe the case of a 27-year-old patient treated for more than 2 years by Fingolimod, who presented hemiplegia and speech disturbances associated with extensive white matter lesions on brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Methods:

Case study.

Results:

Although initial presentation questioned the possibility of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, final diagnosis was multiple sclerosis (MS) relapse. Appropriate treatment resulted in clinical and radiological improvement.

Conclusion:

Severe MS relapses under Fingolimod have been reported, but late onset after treatment initiation and extensive subcortical topography is unusual and represents a diagnostic challenge.

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