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Current and emerging treatments for relapsing multiple sclerosis in Argentinian patients: a review

Authors Rojas J, Patrucco L, Cristiano E

Received 26 December 2013

Accepted for publication 13 March 2014

Published 20 June 2014 Volume 2014:4 Pages 103—109


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Juan I Rojas, Liliana Patrucco, Edgardo Cristiano

Multiple Sclerosis Center of Buenos Aires, Neurology Department, Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Abstract: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system. Recent developments have led to newer therapeutic options for disease treatment. A few studies have reported MS prevalence rates between 12 and 20 per 100,000 inhabitants nationwide in Argentina, and an incidence of 1.76 cases per 100,000 inhabitants per year. Considering the epidemiology of MS in Argentina, the total number of patients affected is estimated at 5,000–8,000 patients, with nearly 55%–65% of patients having a relapsing-remitting MS subtype of the disease. The aim of this review is to provide an overview of current and emerging treatments available in Argentina for patients with MS.

Keywords: multiple sclerosis, Argentina, treatments, disease-modifying drugs

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