Corpus ID: 10881573

A phase I study of the safety of honeybee venom extract as a possible treatment for patients with progressive forms of multiple sclerosis.

  title={A phase I study of the safety of honeybee venom extract as a possible treatment for patients with progressive forms of multiple sclerosis.},
  author={H. Castro and Julia I Mendez-Lnocencio and B. Omidvar and J. Omidvar and J. Santilli and H. Nielsen and A. Pavot and J. Richert and J. Bellanti},
  journal={Allergy and asthma proceedings},
  volume={26 6},
Although several reports suggest that bee venom may be an effective treatment for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), patients may be subjected to real risks of serious allergic reactions as well as emotional and economic costs. This study was conducted to evaluate the safety of bee venom extract as a possible treatment for patients with progressive forms of MS. A total of nine bee venom nonallergic patients with progressive forms of MS, who were 21-55 years of age with no other illnesses… Expand

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