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Optimal management of multiple sclerosis during pregnancy: current perspectives

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Item Type:Review
Title:Optimal management of multiple sclerosis during pregnancy: current perspectives
Creators Name:Borisow, N. and Paul, F. and Doerr, J.
Abstract:Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a common inflammatory demyelinating disorder of the central nervous system. It frequently affects females in their reproductive phase of life. Therefore, family planning, pregnancy, and breastfeeding are important issues in the management of MS, particularly with respect to counseling and drug treatment. This paper reviews currently available data on the outcome of pregnancies in MS patients and the influence of pregnancy on the course of the disease. We give an update on the use of various disease-modifying MS drugs during pregnancy and breastfeeding. In addition to established therapies such as interferon-{beta}, glatiramer acetate, natalizumab, and fingolimod, we also discuss the state of knowledge about new agents such as dimethyl fumarate, teriflunomide, and alemtuzumab in the context of pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Keywords:Multiple Sclerosis, Pregnancy, Lactation, Disease-Modifying Therapy
Source:Degenerative Neurological and Neuromuscular Disease
ISSN:1179-9900
Publisher:Dove Medical Press (New Zealand)
Volume:4
Page Range:111-120
Date:5 August 2014
Official Publication:https://doi.org/10.2147/DNND.S48618

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