Pirfenidone for chronic progressive multiple sclerosis.

Abstract

Current treatment of secondary progressive multiple sclerosis is unsatisfactory in stabilizing or reversing the disabilities associated with the disease. Pirfenidone is a new non-peptide drug which has been shown in vitro and in vivo to decrease synthesis of Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) and block receptors for TNF-alpha. Since TNF-alpha seems to… (More)

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