Steroid hormones in multiple sclerosis.

  title={Steroid hormones in multiple sclerosis.},
  author={Martine El-Etr and Sandra Vukusic and Laurence Gignoux and Françoise Durand-Dubief and Iuliana Achiti and Etienne Emile Baulieu and Christian Confavreux},
  journal={Journal of the neurological sciences},
  volume={233 1-2},
The possible influence of steroid hormones in multiple sclerosis (MS) has been a matter of great interest. A first illustration comes from the analyses of the influence of gender on susceptibility to MS and on MS severity. A series of arguments emerge in favour of a possible influence of steroid hormones in MS. The menstrual cycle, and even more pregnancy, may influence the clinical evolution of MS. In the PRIMS study, there was a dramatic decrease in the relapse rate during pregnancy… CONTINUE READING