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Update on B cells in MS pathophysiology



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In the past few years, considerable attention has focussed on the role of B cells in the pathophysiology of multiple sclerosis, in large part because of the success of anti-CD20 monoclonal antibodies (e.g. rituximab, ocrelizumab) in reducing clinical and radiological disease activity. A novel agent, ofatumumab, is expected soon and other agents (e.g. ublituximab) are in development. Read More


SPMS: new data and developments


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A number of recent studies have provided important insights on the pathophysiology, clinical course and treatment of secondary-progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS). SPMS is generally characterized as a progressive accumulation of disability after an initial relapsing course; further modifiers are active disease (relapses and/or new MRI lesions) with or without progression, not active with progression and not active and no progression (stable disease) (Lublin et al. Neurology 2014;83:278-286).

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