Psoriasis medication rises hope in the fight against multiple sclerosis

Monday, March 7, 2011 - 11:30 in Health & Medicine

Fumaric acid salts have been in use against severe psoriasis for a long time. About ten years ago, researchers speculated that they may also have a favorable effect on multiple sclerosis (MS) as a result of their TH2 polarizing mechanisms. A study with 1,200 MS patients and the fumaric acid salt BG12 has just been completed. Evaluation is expected for summer 2011.

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