My OB GYN has recommended surgery to remove a uterine polyp. Currently I am being treated with Ocrevus. Second half dose was 7/3/18. She has concerns with anesthesia and risk of infection. My current neurologist doesn’t have a lot of feedback. He simply states - you aren’t really as immunocompromised as a chemo patient. My first full dose is scheduled for 1/4/19. Do you have any feedback on the best course of action?
There should not be a significant increase in the risk of post operative infection shortly after starting Ocrevus. It should also not interfere with normal healing.
The most common infections in people on Ocrevus are upper respiratory tract infections and these are more common after long term treatment.
I am not what concerns he or she has with anesthesia or the type of procedure anticipated.
Revere (Rip) Kinkel MD
Professor of Clinical Neurosciences
Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program
Clinical Neurosciences Director
University of California San Diego
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