Anti-John Cunningham Virus antibody prevalence in multiple sclerosis patients in Turkey
natalizumab use, but there was a significantly higher seroprevalence in patients who used immunosuppressant therapies (p<0.05). JCV prevalence rate is observed to be
high in Turkish MS patients, therefore it would be beneficial to use this marker as a risk stratification tool in clinical decision making.
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Fig. Prevalence of anti-JCV antibodies is higher in the patients who have used immunosuppressant treatments (p<0.05). Fig. Prevalence between the patients exposed to natalizumab (p=0.155).