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What is primary progressive multiple sclerosis?

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In primary progressive multiple sclerosis, the disease gradually gets worse over time. There are no well-defined attacks of symptoms, and there is little or no recovery. In addition, MS treatments don't work as well with this type of MS. About 10% of people with MS have this type.

SOURCES:

Miller, D. , 2007. Lancet Neurology

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

Rovaris, M. , 2006. Lancet Neurology

Tullma,n M. , 2004. Multiple Sclerosis

Acherio, A. , 2007. Annals of Neurology

Sadovnick, A. , 1993. Annals of Neurology

DeStefano, F. , 2003. Archives of Neurology

National MS Society: "Viruses."

Reviewed by Christopher Melinosky on August 26, 2019

SOURCES:

Miller, D. , 2007. Lancet Neurology

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

Rovaris, M. , 2006. Lancet Neurology

Tullma,n M. , 2004. Multiple Sclerosis

Acherio, A. , 2007. Annals of Neurology

Sadovnick, A. , 1993. Annals of Neurology

DeStefano, F. , 2003. Archives of Neurology

National MS Society: "Viruses."

Reviewed by Christopher Melinosky on August 26, 2019

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