Children with MS May Have More Relapses, But They Recover More Fully – Multiple Sclerosis News Today

Children with multiple sclerosis (MS) recover more quickly and “significantly better” from relapses than do adults — patients with disease onset at age 18 or older, researchers reported.

The study, “Improved relapse recovery in paediatric compared to adult multiple sclerosis,” was published in the journal Brain.

Relapses and incomplete relapse recovery contribute to increasing disability in MS. In fact, data suggest that patients who fail to recover completely from a first relapse are at greater risk of transitioning more quickly to secondary progressive MS.

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