Different Types of MS Directory
Relapsing-remitting, primary progressive, secondary progressive, and progressive-relapsing are types of multiple sclerosis. Each form has its own symptoms. When patients manifest clinically isolated syndrome, it is the first sign of demyelination, or loss of myelin. Myelin is the material that covers nerve cells. The MS type determines how severely it affects nerve damage. In addition, there are different symptoms for each gender. There are still more differences between child and adult versions of MS. Each person diagnosed with MS manifests it in a unique way. Find out more about the different types of multiple sclerosis and WebMD’s comprehensive coverage including symptoms, treatments, how to manage them, and much more.
FAQ About Secondary Progressive MS
Find out what people often want to know about secondary progressive MS, like who gets it, how you can tell it's SPMS, will you still be able to live independently, and how you treat it.
What Is Balo’s Disease?
Balo’s disease is a rare form of multiple sclerosis that can cause paralysis and problems communicating with others. Learn about the disease’s causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
What Is Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis?
Learn what it means if you enter secondary progressive multiple sclerosis, and find out how your symptoms differ from relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS).
What Is Schilder's Disease?
Schilder's disease is a rare condition that is thought to be a form of multiple sclerosis that affects children. Learn more about the symptoms, causes, and treatment of Schilder's disease.