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MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

Riskind, Peter N.

CONTINUUM: Lifelong Learning in Neurology: April 2009 - Volume 15 - Issue 2, Neuroendocrinology - p 148-178
doi: 10.1212/01.CON.0000300029.68650.8f
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A compelling body of evidence suggests that hormones derived from the gonads, adrenals, pituitary, and other organs may profoundly affect multiple sclerosis (MS) susceptibility and severity. These hormones have powerful actions on elements of the immune system and also directly affect CNS recovery and resistance to injury. In addition, secretion of adrenal, gonadal, and pituitary hormones may be perturbed in MS with potentially important systemic consequences.

Relationship Disclosure: Dr Riskind has received personal compensation for activities with Berlex Laboratories, Inc., Biogen Idec, EMD Serono, Genentech, Inc., and Teva Neuroscience as a consultant, speakers bureau member, or scientific advisory board member. Dr Riskind has received research support from Teva Neuroscience.

Unlabeled Use of Products/Investigational Use Disclosure: Dr Riskind has nothing to disclose.

© 2009 American Academy of Neurology
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