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What is benign ms?

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Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology
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In brief: Benign MS

About 15% of people with MS have only 1-2 attacks of neurological deficit, otherwise, they have an entirely normal life.
This is the case even if they are not treated for MS. It would be nice to know how to predict who will have such a clinical course.

In brief: Benign MS

About 15% of people with MS have only 1-2 attacks of neurological deficit, otherwise, they have an entirely normal life.
This is the case even if they are not treated for MS. It would be nice to know how to predict who will have such a clinical course.
Dr. Olav Jaren
Dr. Olav Jaren
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In brief: Little inflammation

Maybe 5-10% of ms cases could be termed benign, i.
e., lack of relapses, disability, and/or new MRI lesions, even without treatment. However, the label is best confirmed after several yrs, in retrospect. Although we can provide some predictability, things are not usually straight-forwards, and best to be on treatment in almost all cases of ms, even if thought to be benign. Not worth risk.

In brief: Little inflammation

Maybe 5-10% of ms cases could be termed benign, i.
e., lack of relapses, disability, and/or new MRI lesions, even without treatment. However, the label is best confirmed after several yrs, in retrospect. Although we can provide some predictability, things are not usually straight-forwards, and best to be on treatment in almost all cases of ms, even if thought to be benign. Not worth risk.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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In brief: See below

Benign MS characterizes about 10-20% of all relapsing forms of ms.
It is defined as disease which has episodes of neurological disability from which the individual makes a full recovery, and that over decades does not accumulate any significant cognitive or physicial disability.

In brief: See below

Benign MS characterizes about 10-20% of all relapsing forms of ms.
It is defined as disease which has episodes of neurological disability from which the individual makes a full recovery, and that over decades does not accumulate any significant cognitive or physicial disability.
Dr. Virginia Simnad
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Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology

In brief: Benign Sensory

Benign sensory ms forms about 10-20% of all cases of ms from population based studies.
The individual has only sensory symptoms with no motor weakness and has a very slow progression. It is usually confirmed after suffering from diagnosed ms and having only sensory symptoms after 10 years post diagnosis.

In brief: Benign Sensory

Benign sensory ms forms about 10-20% of all cases of ms from population based studies.
The individual has only sensory symptoms with no motor weakness and has a very slow progression. It is usually confirmed after suffering from diagnosed ms and having only sensory symptoms after 10 years post diagnosis.
Dr. Walter Husar
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