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The Progression of Multiple Sclerosis

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What Is a Pseudoexacerbation in Multiple Sclerosis?

Sometimes an increase in symptoms has nothing to do with the underlying multiple sclerosis, but is caused by factors such as fever, infection, or hot weather that can temporarily aggravate MS. This is referred to as a pseudoexacerbation. For example, some people report a worsening of their symptoms during or after periods of intense stress.

What Is Remission in Multiple Sclerosis?

A remission does not mean that all the symptoms of multiple sclerosis disappear, but rather that a person with MS mostly returns to the way they were before the last exacerbation or relapse began.

 

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Reviewed by Neil Lava, MD on March 06, 2012
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