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Monday, November 28, 2016
What Do We Know About Pediatric MS?
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Nearly 5% of patients with MS have pediatric onset of symptoms; 20%–30% of these patients have onset before age 11. The mean age of onset for pediatric MS is 13. In several ways the course of MS is different in children than in adults. Children typically have higher relapse rates than adults and are less likely to develop primary or secondary progressive MS in their childhood. Neurologists are concerned, however, about the possibility that these children will develop secondary progression in their 20s or 30s.
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