Key clinical point: Patients who discontinued disease-modifying therapy after a period of disease inactivity had a similar time to next event, compared with patients who remained on treatment.
Major finding: Compared with patients aged 45 years and younger, older patients who discontinued disease-modifying therapy had significantly favorable disease course in terms of time to clinical relapse (P = .032), time to MRI event (P = .013), and time to any inflammatory event (P = .0005).
Study details: A single-center study of 140 patients with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis.
Disclosures: Dr. Yano reported that he has received a research grant from the Yoshida Scholarship Foundation in Japan. His coauthors reported having numerous financial ties to industry.
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