Journal article

Update on the management of multiple sclerosis during the COVID-19 pandemic and post pandemic: An international consensus statement

Saul Reyes, Anthony L Cunningham, Tomas Kalincik, Eva Kubala Havrdova, Noriko Isobe, Julia Pakpoor, Laura Airas, Reem F Bunyan, Anneke van der Walt, Jiwon Oh, Joela Mathews, Farrah J Mateen, Gavin Giovannoni

JOURNAL OF NEUROIMMUNOLOGY | ELSEVIER | Published : 2021

Abstract

In this consensus statement, we provide updated recommendations on multiple sclerosis (MS) management during the COVID-19 crisis and the post-pandemic period applicable to neurology services around the world. Statements/recommendations were generated based on available literature and the experience of 13 MS expert panelists using a modified Delphi approach online. The statements/recommendations give advice regarding implementation of telemedicine; use of disease-modifying therapies and management of MS relapses; management of people with MS at highest risk from COVID-19; management of radiological monitoring; use of remote pharmacovigilance; impact on MS research; implications for lowest inc..

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