Clinical Immunology Made Easy and the Clinicopathology of MS
Dennis Bourdette, Professor and Chair of Neurology, OHSU
This session will overview the clinical spectrum of demyelinating disease (principally MS in this discussion) and highlight some of the key issues in the underlying neuroimmunology and the approaches to treatment.
What are the essential components of making a clinical diagnosis of MS?
What aspects of MS are most affected by beta interferon and copolymer-1?
What current treatments address myelin repair or neurodegeneration in MS?
Weiner Ann Neurol 65, 239-248, 2009
Chapter 38, Basic Neurochemistry, Siegel et al. (pp 639-652)