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Benign and Malignant Kinds of Multiple Sclerosis

Benign Types of Multiple Sclerosis

In addition to the four main patterns of MS, 20 percent of the multiple sclerosis population has a benign form of the disease in which symptoms show little or no progression after the initial attack. Patients with benign MS remain fully functional.

Malignant Types of Multiple Sclerosis

A few patients experience malignant multiple sclerosis, defined as a swift and relentless decline resulting in significant disability or even death shortly after the disease begins. Even so, MS is rarely fatal, and most people with MS have a fairly normal life expectancy.
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