Increase in MS activity after assisted reproduction technology

In this article from Argentina, the researchers looked at the changes in disease activity in patients with relapsing-remitting MS having assisted reproduction technology (ART) infertility treatment. Sixteen patients were followed for 12 months prior to the first cycle of treatment and then 9 months after the last cycle. During this time, tests carried out included neurological examination, brain MRI and immunology testing every 3 months.

Overall, the study showed that there was a significant rise in MS disease activity in patients receiving ART infertility treatment.

Correale J, Farez MF, Ysrraelit MC.

Ann Neurol. 2012 Oct 3. [Epub ahead of print]

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