I have been on Tysabri for 9 years and have not had any new or enhancing lesions. Does this mean my disease has been been in "remission"? Or is this what is called non inflammatory - degenerative disease?
Please read my most recent Blog on disease classification.
If you’ve been on Tecfidera for 9 years with no new T2 lesions (white spots) or enhancing lesions and you have experienced no relapses or worsening of your condition in any way, we consider you relapsing inactive. Going 9 years without disease activity or worsening is remarkable and very gratifying I’m sure. If there has been no relative increase in brain atrophy (compared to a healthy aged matched control population), I would consider you disease free.
The only other possibility is that you have a static condition (not MS) that we would not have expected to worsen over time.
Revere (Rip) Kinkel MD
Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program
Professor of Clinical Neurosciences
University of California San Diego