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Title: Serial magnetic resonance imaging studies with paramagnetic contrast medium: assessment of disease activity in patients with multiple sclerosis before and after influenza vaccination
Authors: Michielsens, B ×
Wilms, Guy
Marchal, Guy
Carton, Herwig #
Issue Date: Jan-1990
Series Title: European neurology vol:30 issue:5 pages:258-9
Abstract: Eleven patients with a relapsing-remitting form of multiple sclerosis (MS) were examined clinically and with magnetic resonance imaging scans 3 weeks before, at the day of vaccination with killed influenza virus and 3 weeks afterwards. No exacerbations were noted in the pre- or postvaccination period. Eight contrast-enhanced or active lesions were present at the onset of the study. Three new active lesions appeared at the end of the prevaccination period while only 1 new active lesion was found at the end of the postvaccination period. We conclude that vaccination with killed influenza virus has no clinical or subclinical short-term effect on the activity of MS.
ISSN: 0014-3022
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Radiology
Research Group Experimental Neurology
Translational MRI (+)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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