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What should you know about progressive relapsing multiple sclerosis (PRMS)?

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If you have progressive relapsing multiple sclerosis (PRMS), you’ll have distinct attacks of symptoms, called relapses. You may or may not fully recover after these flare-ups. Between relapses, the disease continues to worsen slowly.

PRMS is the least common type of multiple sclerosis. It affects about 5% of people with the condition.

You may not be able to reverse the disease, but there are treatments that can ease your symptoms and make your relapses less severe and happen less often.

SOURCES:

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

UpToDate: "Epidemiology and clinical features of multiple sclerosis in adults."

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America.

United Spinal Association: "Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis: Understanding the Differences."

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

Reviewed by Neil Lava on June 10, 2017

SOURCES:

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

UpToDate: "Epidemiology and clinical features of multiple sclerosis in adults."

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America.

United Spinal Association: "Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis: Understanding the Differences."

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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