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Multiple sclerosis can be treated?

is there a cure for MS not just treatments???? 5 people have died from the betaseron,is it really safe for MS patience to be using the drug??? what can i do to help my sister im 13 and she is 23 and she has been suffering it seems like she is slowly dieing righ in front of me is there anything that i can do???
Wed, 23 Apr 2014
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Hi,

Thank you for posting your query.

I have noted your sister's symptoms and the current treatments.

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a fully treatable disease, however, it cannot be fully cured.

Betaseron (interferons) are safe and effective in preventing disease relapses.

If interferons do not work, then, natalizumab (tysabri) injections can be given, which are very effective too.

Oral fingolimod is also an alternative treatment option for MS.

I hope my answer helps. Please get back if you have any follow up queries or if you require any additional information.

Wishing you good health,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad, India
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Multiple sclerosis can be treated?

Hi, Thank you for posting your query. I have noted your sister s symptoms and the current treatments. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a fully treatable disease, however, it cannot be fully cured. Betaseron (interferons) are safe and effective in preventing disease relapses. If interferons do not work, then, natalizumab (tysabri) injections can be given, which are very effective too. Oral fingolimod is also an alternative treatment option for MS. I hope my answer helps. Please get back if you have any follow up queries or if you require any additional information. Wishing you good health, Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology) Senior Consultant Neurologist Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad, India Click on this link to ask me a DIRECT QUERY: http://bit.ly/Dr-Sudhir-kumar My BLOG: http://bestneurodoctor.blogspot.in