Self-Limited Cytomegalovirus Infection During Natalizumab Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis

  • Marina Rodrigues Lima Faculty of Medicine, University Center UNINTA, Sobral, Ceará, Brazil.
  • Luis Arthur Brasil Gadelha Farias Faculty of Medicine, Federal University of Ceará (UFC), Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil
  • Maycon Fellipe da Ponte Internal Medicine Department, Hospital Regional Norte (HRN), Sobral, Ceará, Brazil.
  • Luís Edmundo Teixeira de Arruda Furtado Internal Medicine Department, Hospital Regional Norte (HRN), Sobral, Ceará, Brazil.


Infection, viruses, cytomegalovirus, natalizumab, multiple sclerosis


Natalizumab is indicated as monotherapy for the treatment of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis; it prevents outbreaks and delays the progression of physical disability. Here, we report the case of a 30-year-old patient with multiple sclerosis receiving natalizumab as monotherapy who subsequently developed self-limited cytomegalovirus disease.
Cytomegalovirus infection has been reported during treatment with natalizumab, and in this study, we use new techniques to analyze the possible association of cytomegalovirus infection with natalizumab.



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  • Published: 2019-02-01

    Issue: Vol 6 No 2 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
    Lima MR, Farias LABG, da Ponte MF, Furtado LET de A. Self-Limited Cytomegalovirus Infection During Natalizumab Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis. EJCRIM 2019;6 doi:10.12890/2019_001046.