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REVIEW: MANAGEMENT UPDATES
Year : 2009  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 264-272

Management of acute exacerbations in multiple sclerosis


Neurological Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, 44195, USA

Correspondence Address:
Alex D Rae-Grant
Mellen Center for MS, U-10, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio, 44195
USA
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0972-2327.58283

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A key component of multiple sclerosis is the occurrence of episodes of clinical worsening with either new symptoms or an increase in older symptoms over a few days or weeks. These are known as exacerbations of multiple sclerosis. In this review, we summarize the pathophysiology and treatment of exacerbations and describe how they are related to the overall management of this disease.


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