Varicella-Zoster Virus and Fingolimod: Much Ado about Not Much?

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Abstract

SYNOPSIS:

The risk of varicella-zoster virus infections in patients treated with fingolimod is slightly higher than placebo, but is overall quite low.

SOURCE:

Arvin AM, et al. Varicella-zoster virus in patients treated with fingolimod: Risk assessment and consensus recommendations for management. JAMA Neurol 2014;Nov 24 doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2014.3065 [Epub ahead of print].

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