The Effect of Pulse Methylprednisolone Plus Theophylline Treatment on Clinical, Pulmonary and Inflammatory Markers in Relapses of Multiple Sclerosis

İŞERİ P., BAŞYİĞİT İ., Ozerdem C., Basyigit H., EFENDİ H., Yildiz F.

BALKAN MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.30, no.1, pp.33-36, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/balkanmedj.201.3.004
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.33-36
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate whether there was a relationship between severity of multiple sclerosis (MS) exacerbation and pulmonary function test (PFT) and to determine the effect of theophylline, which was added to intravenous methylprednisolone, on serum Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF)-alpha levels and clinical scores in MS relapses.