What is the role of glatiramer acetate therapy in the treatment of pediatric multiple sclerosis (MS)?

Updated: Jan 30, 2019
  • Author: Alice K Rutatangwa, DO, MSc; Chief Editor: Amy Kao, MD  more...
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Only three published retrospective studies have evaluated the use of glatiramer acetate in pediatrics. [49, 50, 51] The medication appears well tolerated except for the typical injection-site reactions and rare and transient chest pain. The mean annualized relapse rate decreased during treatment, but the study was limited by small sample size.


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