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How common is progressive relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS)?

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Progressive relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS) is so rare that doctors don’t know much about it. Approximately 5% of people with multiple sclerosis have this form of the disease. In many ways, it seems similar to primary progressive MS.

SOURCES:

Miller, D. Lancet Neurology, 2007.

Goetz, C. Textbook of Clinical Neurology, 3rd edition, Saunders, 2007.

Rovaris, M. Lancet Neurology, 2006.

Tullma,n M. Multiple Sclerosis, 2004.

Acherio, A. Annals of Neurology, 2007.

Sadovnick, A. Annals of Neurology, 1993.

DeStefano, F. Archives of Neurology, 2003.

National MS Society: "Viruses."

Reviewed by Christopher Melinosky on August 26, 2021

SOURCES:

Miller, D. Lancet Neurology, 2007.

Goetz, C. Textbook of Clinical Neurology, 3rd edition, Saunders, 2007.

Rovaris, M. Lancet Neurology, 2006.

Tullma,n M. Multiple Sclerosis, 2004.

Acherio, A. Annals of Neurology, 2007.

Sadovnick, A. Annals of Neurology, 1993.

DeStefano, F. Archives of Neurology, 2003.

National MS Society: "Viruses."

Reviewed by Christopher Melinosky on August 26, 2021

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