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BTK inhibitor reduces MS enhancing lesions


 

FROM THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE

Patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis who received 75 mg of the Bruton’s tyrosine kinase inhibitor evobrutinib once daily had significantly fewer enhancing lesions from 12 to 24 weeks than did those who received placebo. However, there was no difference between the 25-mg once daily, 75-mg once daily, 75-mg twice daily, and placebo-treated groups in Expanded Disability Status Scale scores, according to a double-blind, randomized, phase 2 trial published in the New England Journal of Medicine (2019 May 10. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1901981).

We first reported on the results of this trial when they were presented at the annual congress of the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis. Find our coverage at the link below.

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