PREVIOUS QUESTION:

 

NEXT QUESTION:

 

What are the four different types of multiple sclerosis?

ANSWER

The four types of MS are:

  • Relapsing-remitting MS: People with this type have attacks when their symptoms get worse, called relapses, followed by full, partial, or no recovery.
  • Primary-progressive MS: Symptoms gradually worsen with no obvious relapses or remissions.
  • Secondary-progressive MS: Over time, symptoms stop coming and going and start to steadily worsen.
  • Progressive-relapsing MS: This is the rarest form. Symptoms steadily get worse, but people also have flares that may or may not be followed by some recovery.

SOURCE: 

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.

Reviewed by Christopher Melinosky on August 26, 2019

SOURCE: 

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.

Reviewed by Christopher Melinosky on August 26, 2019

NEXT QUESTION:

What causes a multiple sclerosis relapse?

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

"ALEXA, ASK WEBMD"

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

    This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.