Does Lemtrada work on spinal lesions as well as it does brain lesions? Thank you.
Lemtrada, similar to the other DMTs, target the immune system at different points to reduce the likelihood of new lesions or inflammatory events throughout the nervous system (including the spinal cord). Lemtrada (and the other DMTs) have never demonstrated the ability to repair old lesions (which the nervous system does in a limited way).
A. Scott Nielsen MD MMSc
Neurologist and MS Specialist at Kaiser Permanente