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Important information for Ocrevus and Rituxan patients and the COVID-19 vaccine

Important information for Ocrevus and Rituxan patients and the COVID-19 vaccine

I had a phone conference with my MS specialist yesterday in New York City. We discussed many things but the most important thing she discussed was the Covid vaccination. She knows that I had already had received both vaccines and of course that I take Rituxan. Rituxan is the older sister drug to Ocrevus. It seems that for people on these drugs, the antibody production for SARS-CoV-2 was reduced compared to other multiple sclerosis drugs. In my doctor’s easier language,…

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New Multiple Sclerosis Culprit Identified-B-cells and T-cells in MS Medical News Today

New Multiple Sclerosis Culprit Identified-B-cells and T-cells in MS Medical News Today

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/323006.php New multiple sclerosis culprit identified It is still unclear what causes multiple sclerosis, but new research closes in on the faulty immune system mechanisms involved in the development of this condition. New research has identified another type of immune cell that may play a role in MS. Multiple sclerosis (MS), which is an autoimmune disease, causes the immune system to mistakenly attack myelin. Myelin is the substance that coats axons, which are the projections that allow neurons to connect…

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