How can known precipitants of multiple sclerosis (MS) exacerbation be managed in the emergent setting?

Updated: Oct 08, 2019
  • Author: Christopher Luzzio, MD; Chief Editor: Jasvinder Chawla, MD, MBA  more...
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Identification and control of known precipitants of MS exacerbation include the following:

  • Aggressively treat infections with antibiotics

  • In patients with a fever, normalize the body temperature with antipyretics, as even small increases in temperature can strongly affect conduction through partially demyelinated fibers

  • Provide urinary drainage and skin care, as appropriate


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