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How can relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) change to a different type of multiple sclerosis (MS)?

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After 10 to 20 years, relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) usually changes to a different type of MS called secondary progressive multiple sclerosis. You won’t have relapses as often, but the disease will gradually worsen.

From: Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis."

Up-To-Date: "Treatment of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis in adults."

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America.

National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE): "Multiple sclerosis. Understanding NICE guidance -- information for people with multiple sclerosis, their families and carers, and the public."

Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Exercise."

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "FDA Approves Plegridy (Pegylated Interferon Beta) For Relapsing MS."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on June 10, 2017

SOURCES:

National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis."

Up-To-Date: "Treatment of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis in adults."

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America.

National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE): "Multiple sclerosis. Understanding NICE guidance -- information for people with multiple sclerosis, their families and carers, and the public."

Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Exercise."

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "FDA Approves Plegridy (Pegylated Interferon Beta) For Relapsing MS."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on June 10, 2017

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