A member asked:

What is relapse remitting ms?

9 doctors weighed in across 5 answers
Dr. Virginia Simnad answered

Specializes in Neurology

The most common type: This is the most common type (85% of cases), which describes the clinical course of episodes of neurological impairment lasting greater than 24 hours (more typically days to weeks) followed by recovery either fully or left with residual disability.

Answered 3/2/2019


Dr. Jack Mutnick answered

Specializes in Allergy and Immunology

Relapsing MS: This is an even more difficult to control ms because the patient continues to have relapses and/or flares of the disease that is not controlled by the medications and often requires further breakthrough meds for the acute flares.

Answered 3/5/2013


Dr. Walter Husar answered

Specializes in Neurology

A course of disease: Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, demyelinating disease of the central nervous system. Your individual disease is unique for you. There are several descriptive terms used to classify course of disease -- relapsing/remitting, benign sensory, secondary progressive, etc. They are unique entities, and one individual can move from a relapsing pattern to a progressive pattern.

Answered 10/13/2013


Dr. Bennett Machanic answered

Specializes in Neurology

Classical MS: MS is an autoimmune disorder of brain, spinal cord and eye causing disability in younger females and less often males The R/R form most common with attacks and resolutions as the main pattern leading to permanent issues. May avoid if use potent meds

Answered 5/22/2014


Dr. Olav Jaren answered

Specializes in Neurology

RRMS: Relapsing-remitting MS is the most common form of MS. In this, there are episodic "attacks" or relapses of symptoms interfering with neurological function. These could affect vision, movement, sensation, speaking, coordination, bowel or bladder function, etc. Normally these attacks last 2-3 days. They often are treatable and the symptoms resolve.

Answered 11/27/2017



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