Spanish Neurology Society consensus document on the use of drugs in multiple sclerosis: escalating therapy

A. Garcia Merino, O. Fernandez, X. Montalban, C. de Andres, T. Arbizu

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Introduction: Treatment of multiple sclerosis has advanced considerably in the last few years, at the same time as its complexity has increased. The purpose of this consensus document is to provide specific recommendations and rules on the strategy to follow in the treatment of multiple sclerosis in order to modify its course.Material and methods: Experts on the treatment and clinical research on multiple sclerosis proposed by the Demyelinating Diseases Group of the Spanish Neurology Society (SEN) prepared an initial document with recommendations for the treatment of this disease. The final version of this document was submitted to members of the Demyelinating Diseases Group of the SEN, who were able to make modifications and suggest changes to the final manuscript.Results and conclusions: A review has been made of the evidence levels and indications for the treatment of the different clinical forms of multiple sclerosis, and recommendations made for the use of drugs. As well as authorised drugs, a review has also been made of other occasionally used products, as well as combined therapy, therapeutic response criteria, levels of treatment changes, and finally a proposal is made on therapeutic escalation. (C) 2010 Sociedad Espanola de Neurologia. Published by Elsevier Espana, S.L. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)378-390
Number of pages13
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2010


  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Combined treatment
  • Isolated demyelinating syndrome
  • Therapeutic escalation


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