Journal of Multiple Sclerosis

ISSN - 2376-0389
NLM - 101654564


Department of Neurology,, Royal Holloway University of London, UK


  • Prospective   
    The Use of RNA-Based COVID-19 Vaccines and B Cell Therapy
    Author(s): Aron*

    As the number of people access vaccines to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are increasing, those with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO), and other are concerned about about the safety and efficacy of these vaccines as these individuals are receiving immunosuppressive medications. B cell depletion with anti-CD20 drugs such as rituximab, ocrelizumab, or the more recently approved, ofatumamab [1], are of particular interest because prior studies have suggested that there is a decrease in vaccine-induced protection in the setting of CD20 blockade [2]. While there is yet no published data about vaccine effectiveness of COVID-19 in any immunosuppressed populations, there are convincing arguments on both sides of the debate surrounding whether CD20 blocking immunotherapy may have an impact on the efficacy of new RNA-based COVID-19 vaccines... View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2376-0389.21.8.243

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