Worsening of Disability Evident in Older Patients Who Stop With DMTs

Worsening of Disability Evident in Older Patients Who Stop With DMTs

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Worsening of Disability Evident in Older Patients Who Stop With DMTs

While older multiple sclerosis (MS) patients whose conditions are stable commonly stop using disease-modifying therapies (DMTs), a study indicates this decision can shortly lead to a marked disease worsening in a substantial portion of them. “Our results raise important questions about the accepted practice of discontinuing medications once MS patients are in their 50s and 60s,” Dejan Jakimovski, MD, PhD, a professor in the neurology department at the State University of New York at Buffalo and…

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