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(Abst.) How common is truly benign MS in a UK population?
« on: September 05, 2018, 12:24:42 pm »

"How common is truly benign MS in a UK population"--from PubMed, September 5, 2018.  The researchers interpret being diagnosed with MS for more than  15 years with "unlimited walking ability."


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Of 1049 patients with disease duration of >15 years, 200 (19.1%) had most recent EDSS score <4.0. Detailed contemporary clinical assessment of a representative sample of 60 of these patients revealed 48 (80%) had an EDSS score of <4.0, 35 (58%) <3.0 and 16 (27%) <2.0. Only nine (15%) fulfilled our criteria for BMS; impaired cognition (57%) and effects on employment (52%) the most common causes for exclusion. Meanwhile, 33/60 (69%) patients considered their disease benign. Population frequency for BMS was estimated at 2.9% (95% CI 2.0 to 4.1).

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30177509
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MS Speaks--online for 13 years

SPMS, diagnosed 1980. Avonex 2001-2004. Copaxone 2007-2010.

 

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