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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 7  |  Page : 5-14

Consensus statement on immune modulation in multiple sclerosis and related disorders during the covid-19 pandemic: Expert group on behalf of the indian academy of neurology


1 Department of Neurology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Neurology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
3 Department of Neurology, K.S. Hegde Medical Academy, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
4 Department of Neurology, St John's Medical College, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
5 Department of Neurology, Command Hospital Air Force, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
6 Department of Neurology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
7 Department of Neurology, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
8 Department of Neurology, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
9 Department of Neurology, Bombay Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Bhatia Rohit
Department of Neurology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
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DOI: 10.4103/aian.AIAN_259_20

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Knowledge related to SARS-CoV-2 or 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is still emerging and rapidly evolving. We know little about the effects of this novel coronavirus on various body systems and its behaviour among patients with underlying neurological conditions, especially those on immunomodulatory medications. The aim of the present consensus expert opinion document is to appraise the potential concerns when managing our patients with underlying CNS autoimmune demyelinating disorders during the current COVID-19 pandemic.


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