n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Medifile

Volume 21, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Extracted from text ... 618 MEDIFILE Last month Medifile carried an article on multiple sclerosis (MS), as this is one of the chronic diseases for which prescribed minimum benefits (PMB) will be applied as of January 2004. For more information on PMB algorithms see www.medicalschemes.com. TREATING MS Symptomatic treatment There is no typical MS treatment.Treatment depends on the type of symptom experienced, e.g. paraesthesia can be treated with either tricyclic antidepressants or drugs such as carbamazepine. Fatigue is a common symptom and is generally treated with amantadine or fluoxetine. Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) In the USA, 50 - 60% of all MS patients ..

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