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Types of Multiple Sclerosis

Primary-Progressive MS (PPMS)
Primary-Progressive MS (PPMS)

If you have PPMS that is active, with new MRI activity or relapses, your conversation with your MS care provider could be about starting treatment with a disease-modifying therapy to reduce the risk of a relapse, as well as rehabilitation to help improve function and mobility.

Relapsing-Remitting MS (RRMS)
Relapsing-Remitting MS (RRMS)

Relapsing-remitting MS is defined by inflammatory attacks on myelin (the layers of insulating membranes surrounding nerve fibers in the central nervous system (CNS)), as well as the nerve fibers themselves.

Secondary-Progressive MS (SPMS)
Secondary-Progressive MS (SPMS)

SPMS follows an initial relapsing-remitting course. Most people who are diagnosed with RRMS will eventually transition to a secondary progressive course in which there is a progressive worsening of neurologic function (accumulation of disability) over time.

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