Here is My Question:
Is it important to know definitively if a person has ‘mild’ MS? For example, if it has been suspected for a number of years, but has not caused significant problems, does it really matter? Could a neurologist make a case for not diagnosing unless treatment is warranted? What is the benefit of knowing for sure?
Our ability to predict the future severity of relapsing remitting (RR) MS is limited during the 5 to 10 years that follow an initial diagnosis, which can itself take several years.
A good rule of thumb for RR onset MS is the following.
Revere P (Rip) Kinkel, MD
Professor of Clinical Neurosciences
Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program
Clinical Neurosciences Director
University of California San Diego
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