Multiple sclerosis following treatment with a cannabinoid receptor-1 antagonist

B. W. van Oosten*, J. Killestein, E. M H Mathus-Vliegen, C. H. Polman

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Laboratory research including animal models of human disease suggests that cannabinoids might have therapeutic potential in multiple sclerosis (MS). We have recently seen a 46-year-old woman who developed MS after starting treatment with a cannabinoid receptor antagonist for obesity. The occurrence of MS several months after starting a cannabinoid receptor antagonist suggests that the cannabinoid system might indeed be relevant to disease pathogenesis in MS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)330-331
Number of pages2
JournalMultiple Sclerosis
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2004

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