7 doctors weighed in:

Is there a benign form of multiple sclerosis?

7 doctors weighed in
2 doctors agree

In brief: Tough to predict

The course of ms is variable, and no two patients are ever alike.
One might hope, in the end, that the outcome is mild or benign, but it is almost impossible to sort out early in the disease. Many specialists would treat, and modify interventions as time progresses.

In brief: Tough to predict

The course of ms is variable, and no two patients are ever alike.
One might hope, in the end, that the outcome is mild or benign, but it is almost impossible to sort out early in the disease. Many specialists would treat, and modify interventions as time progresses.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Thank
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Benign MS- ?

It does not have a special name, but about 14% of people with relapsing remitting MS have a benign course with few complications.

In brief: Benign MS- ?

It does not have a special name, but about 14% of people with relapsing remitting MS have a benign course with few complications.
Dr. Olav Jaren
Dr. Olav Jaren
Thank
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

15-20% of individuals followed over time will meet criteria for benign ms.
This means that their disability does not increase over time, either cognitive or physical. It is difficult to predict early in the course of disease whether a benign outcome can be anticipated.

In brief: Yes

15-20% of individuals followed over time will meet criteria for benign ms.
This means that their disability does not increase over time, either cognitive or physical. It is difficult to predict early in the course of disease whether a benign outcome can be anticipated.
Dr. Virginia Simnad
Dr. Virginia Simnad
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
48 years in practice
55M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors