We evaluated the occurrence of infusion-associated reactions, severe adverse events and no evidence of disease activity 3 status of a therapeutic course consisting of natalizumab followed by alemtuzumab in paediatric-onset multiple sclerosis. Five paediatric-onset multiple sclerosis (age range 16-17 years) were followed for a median of 3.9 years (interquartile range 3.1-5.0). At a natalizumab break (mean infusions 25.6 ± 1.3) patients were switched to alemtuzumab and completed the two therapy courses. Few mild/moderate infusion-associated reactions were observed during alemtuzumab infusion. No severe adverse events were detected. Natalizumab followed by alemtuzumab proved to be a well-tolerated therapeutic course in paediatric-onset multiple sclerosis. Moreover, paediatric-onset multiple sclerosis maintained the no evidence of disease activity 3 status throughout the follow-up.

Alemtuzumab following natalizumab in highly active paediatric-onset multiple sclerosis

Margoni, Monica
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Miante, Silvia;Franciotta, Silvia;Gallo, Paolo
2019

Abstract

We evaluated the occurrence of infusion-associated reactions, severe adverse events and no evidence of disease activity 3 status of a therapeutic course consisting of natalizumab followed by alemtuzumab in paediatric-onset multiple sclerosis. Five paediatric-onset multiple sclerosis (age range 16-17 years) were followed for a median of 3.9 years (interquartile range 3.1-5.0). At a natalizumab break (mean infusions 25.6 ± 1.3) patients were switched to alemtuzumab and completed the two therapy courses. Few mild/moderate infusion-associated reactions were observed during alemtuzumab infusion. No severe adverse events were detected. Natalizumab followed by alemtuzumab proved to be a well-tolerated therapeutic course in paediatric-onset multiple sclerosis. Moreover, paediatric-onset multiple sclerosis maintained the no evidence of disease activity 3 status throughout the follow-up.
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