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Novel biomarkers in development for MS


Neurofilament-light chain (NfL) and glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) are two of the main fluid biomarkers currently being examined for their clinical utility in evaluating disease activity, progression and treatment response. However, there are a number of other biomarkers under investigation. The following is a summary of some of the more promising candidates (reviewed in Maroto-Garcia et al. Clin Chim Acta 2023;548:117471). Read More

sNfL a useful alternative to gadolinium


The prospective REDUCE-GAD study reports that higher serum neurofilament-light chain (NfL) levels are associated with the presence of contrast-enhancing (CE) lesions, which may enable clinicians to forego contrast agents for follow-up MRIs (Schaefer et al. Eur J Neurol 2023;30:2393-2400). Read More



Click here to watch Dr. Daniel Selchen discuss the case and the responses to the survey.

Ken, a 53-year-old man, was initially seen in 2017 following onset of painful spasms in R leg and probable clonus while driving his car. He developed R leg weakness and band-like discomfort across his chest. He was worked up for stroke and cardiac issues and all investigations were negative. He had a prior history of asthma with nasal polyps and NSAID-associated dyspnea.

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