Fast Five Quiz: Treatment in Relapsed Multiple Sclerosis

Kerstin Hellwig, MD; Christopher Luzzio, MD


November 22, 2022

Corticosteroids may hasten recovery from an acute MS relapse. However, there is no evidence to suggest that they delay disease progression.

In cases where steroids are contraindicated or ineffective, short-term plasmaphersis can be used for severe attacks.

The standard treatment for typical optic neuritis is either no treatment in mild cases or the administration of intravenous steroids to hasten visual recovery.

Learn more about managing acute relapses in MS.

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