Pediatric MS diagram

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About relapsing-remitting MS in children

  • Nerves carry important signals all over the body
  • Every nerve has a long tail called an axon
  • Axons are covered in a fatty coat called a myelin sheath
  • Usually, this helps speed messages along
  • But in people with MS, the cells of the immune system attack the sheath by mistake
  • This causes inflammation and problems when the brain tries to communicate with the rest of the body

One type of multiple sclerosis (MS) is called relapsing-remitting MS (or RRMS). This means that there are times when the disease is active and times when it’s quieter. Current treatment options for children with RRMS are limited.

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