PreCoMs: Database on family planing and pregnancies in multiple sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis (MS) mainly affects women between 20 and 40 years of age. Therefore, the onset of the disease often takes place at a time when patients wish to have children and are planning a family.
Unfortunately, insufficient data are available about the impact of a pregnancy on MS. This applies equally to frequency, severity and treatment of relapses as well as to the long-term course of the disease. So far, pregnancies in MS patients are considered to be a risk. This lack of information leads to strong uncertainties among MS patients and their attending physicians.
Therefore, in the context of a clinical study, we intend to accompany patients before, during and after pregnancy to provide individual counselling and to examine the effects of pregnancy on MS.
Principle Investigator: Prof. Dr. Friedemann Paul
Study Coordination: Dr. Nadja Siebert
Course of the study: 11/2013