Some patients see MS improvement without medication

1 November 2012

Some multiple sclerosis (MS) patients can experience short-term improvements in disability without the aid of medication, according to a new study led by MSFHR Scholar Dr. Helen Tremlett.

The study, published recently in the Multiple Sclerosis Journal, examined data from nearly 3,000 MS patients in British Columbia and found that up to 30 per cent experienced natural improvements in their condition. The findings suggest a need for further research to understand the biological mechanisms driving these improvements in order to identify potential drug targets.