Multiple sclerosis causes disability in young adults and, like most autoimmune diseases, affects women more commonly than men. The disease can therefore present at a time when many have, or are considering, starting a family. The effect of pregnancy on the outcome of multiple sclerosis is reviewed and the management of pregnant women who have multiple sclerosis is discussed.
- multiple sclerosis
- EDSS, expanded disability status scale
- HLA, human leucocyte antigen
- IL, interleukin
- MRI, magnetic resonance imaging
- NK, natural killer
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