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Journal:   JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN MEDICAL SCIENCES (JRMS)   DECEMBER 2011 , Volume 16 , Number 12; Page(s) 1619 To 1622.
 
Paper: 

RAPID EXACERBATION OF MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS FOLLOWING THE INITIATION OF INTERFERON-β: REPORT OF NINE CASES (SHORT COMMUNICATION)

 
 
Author(s):  ETEMADIFAR MASOUD, SARRAMI AMIR HOSSEIN*
 
* ISFAHAN NEUROSCIENCES RESEARCH CENTER, ISFAHAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, ISFAHAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

BACKGROUND: Interferon-b (IFN-b) is an effective drug in multiple sclerosis (MS) but it may cause acute exacerbation of MS following the initiation of treatment. This study evaluated patients with rapid exacerbation of multiple sclerosis (REMS) following the initiation of IFN-b.
METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the clinical records of 2350 patients with multiple sclerosis who started treatment with IFN-
b and were registered with Isfahan MS Society (IMSS). Patients with rapid exacerbation of multiple sclerosis within 24 hours after initiation of IFN-b treatment were selected and their demographic and clinical data were extracted.
RESULTS: We identified nine patients with rapid exacerbation of multiple sclerosis following the initiation of IFN-
b. Their mean age at the time of treatment with IFN-b was 37.3±6.28 years. Seven patients had rapid exacerbation of multiple sclerosis after initiation of IFN-b 1a and two patients after IFN-b 1b. The course of disease in all of these patients was relapsing-remitting. However, all had converted into secondary progression within the first year after occurrence of rapid exacerbation of multiple sclerosis following the initiation of IFN-b.
CONCLUSIONS: This study may indicate that the effects of IFN-
b are not purely anti-inflammatory and a small percentage of MS patients experience rapid exacerbation of multiple sclerosis following the initiation of IFN-b. Future studies are needed to validate our findings.

 
Keyword(s): MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS, INTERFERON-β, RAPID EXACERBATION, CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM
 
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