Doctors Study Possible Link Between Dimethyl Fumarate (Tecfidera) and Shingles

A case report of a woman with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) who developed shingles while being treated with dimethyl fumarate (Tecfidera) has raised questions of whether the drug reactivates the varicella-zoster virus. The study, “Disseminated zoster with paresis in a multiple sclerosis patient treated with dimethyl fumarate,“ was published in the journal Neuroimmunology and Neuroinflammation. The varicella-zoster virus, … Continue reading Doctors Study Possible Link Between Dimethyl Fumarate (Tecfidera) and Shingles