Medications for Acute Relapses

Glucocorticoids are still widely used for the treatment of acute exacerbations of MS. The principal effects of cortico-steroids appear to be related to their anti-inflammatory and

The complete reference list is available online at www.expertconsult.com.

http://neuromuscular.wustl.edu/

Washington University Neuromuscular Disease Center; comprehensive resource for disorders affecting peripheral nerve, muscle, and neuromuscular junction. www.cdc.gov/vaccines/recs/schedules/child-schedule.htm

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended immunization schedule. www.aan.com

American Academy of Neurology practice parameters and neurologic news.

antiedema effects. It is recommended as standard therapy for any patient with an acute attack of MS (Goodin et al., 2002). Treatment normally consists of 3 to 5 days of a 1-g/day IV infusion of methylprednisolone. Oral prednisone taper may or may not be used after infusion.

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