Introduction: Therapeutic armamentarium in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) has radically changed in the last few decades due to the development of disease modifying treatments (DMTs) with highly selective mechanisms of action. Areas covered: In this review, the authors will focus on the current role of immunosuppressive DMTs in the management of the relapsing-remitting form of MS (RRMS), moving from the rationale of its use and looking at the possibility to design an idealistic scenario of a personalized approach for each single patient. Expert opinion: Questions remain open about whether initial high-efficacy immunosuppressive DMTs improve long-term outcomes, whether prolonged exposure to these agents increases adverse events and what the strongest early surrogate markers are for predicting long-term treatment responses to high-efficacy drugs. In this way, the immunosuppressive DMTs, are used to hit the immune system early and hard with the idealistic goal of striking the autoimmune activities before the neurological damage becomes irreversible.

Immunosuppression in relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis: moving towards personalized treatment

Zanghi A.;D'Amico E.;Patti F.
2020-01-01

Abstract

Introduction: Therapeutic armamentarium in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) has radically changed in the last few decades due to the development of disease modifying treatments (DMTs) with highly selective mechanisms of action. Areas covered: In this review, the authors will focus on the current role of immunosuppressive DMTs in the management of the relapsing-remitting form of MS (RRMS), moving from the rationale of its use and looking at the possibility to design an idealistic scenario of a personalized approach for each single patient. Expert opinion: Questions remain open about whether initial high-efficacy immunosuppressive DMTs improve long-term outcomes, whether prolonged exposure to these agents increases adverse events and what the strongest early surrogate markers are for predicting long-term treatment responses to high-efficacy drugs. In this way, the immunosuppressive DMTs, are used to hit the immune system early and hard with the idealistic goal of striking the autoimmune activities before the neurological damage becomes irreversible.
Immunosuppression; induction; multiple sclerosis; personalized therapy; therapeutic approach
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