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.