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How effective are treatments for secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (MS)?

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Secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) is tough to treat, and the disease can be hard to handle day to day. Symptoms get worse at a different rate for each person. Treatments work moderately well, but most people will have some trouble using their body like they once did.

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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