Relapse Management in Multiple Sclerosis

  title={Relapse Management in Multiple Sclerosis},
  author={Ben W Thrower},
  journal={The Neurologist},
  • Ben W Thrower
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine
  • The Neurologist
  • Relapses, exacerbations, and attacks are synonymous for new or worsened neurologic symptoms that are the hallmark of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. Management of relapses is not always straightforward. The clinician must distinguish between true relapses, symptom fluctuation, and pseudo-relapses. Risks and benefits of treating a relapse must be considered. Once the decision to treat is made, most clinicians would pursue a course of corticosteroids. Consensus may end there, as there is… CONTINUE READING
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