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How to decrease blood levels of JCV?
I believe you are asking how to decrease your JCV index level ( a blood test to determine antibodies directed against the JC virus), if you are positive. There is no reliable method for decreasing your JCV index level. Several studies suggest that treatment with B cell and T cell depleting agents (e.g., rituximab, ocrelizumab, ofatumumab and alemtuzumab) can decrease the value of your JCV index and treatment with natalizumab and fingolimod can increase the value of your JCV index. The significance of these associations is unclear currently.
Revere P (Rip) Kinkel, MDProfessor of Clinical Neurosciences
Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program
Clinical Neurosciences Director
University of California San Diego
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