Navigation Links
Pediatric MS Tied to Higher Relapse Rates
Date:1/13/2009

They face three times as many episodes as those who develop disease in adulthood, study says

TUESDAY, Jan. 13 (HealthDay News) -- People who develop multiple sclerosis before age 18 tend to suffer almost three times the symptom relapses than those who develop the disease in adulthood, a new study says.

The study, headed by Dr. Mark P. Gorman of Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, found those who had MS as children experienced 1.13 relapses annually compared with 0.4 relapses for those who didn't develop the disease until adulthood.

Symptoms of MS, an inflammatory disease in which the protective coating covering nerve cells degenerates, usually first appears in people between ages 20 and 40. Fewer than 11 percent of MS patients report symptoms appearing before age 18, according to background information in the article, leading some to theorize that MS progresses slower in those who have it in childhood.

"The higher relapse rate in the pediatric-onset group in our study may therefore suggest that patients with pediatric-onset MS are coming to medical attention closer to the true biological onset of their disorder than patients with adult onset during a more inflammatory phase, as has been previously suggested," Gorman and colleagues wrote.

The findings were published in the January issue of Archives of Neurology.

More information

The U.S. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke has more about multiple sclerosis.



-- Kevin McKeever



SOURCE: JAMA, news release, Jan. 12, 2009


'/>"/>
Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Alliance for Pediatric Quality Supports New ANSI-Approved Standard for Child Health Passed by HL7
2. Packard Childrens Opens West Coasts Most Advanced Pediatric Surgery Center
3. Neurological Surgery, P.C. of Long Island, NY Announces the Addition of Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Elizabeth M. Trinidad, M.D.
4. St. Jude Ranked No. 1 Pediatric Oncology Hospital in National Magazine Survey
5. Current Concepts in Clostridium difficile Infection: A Focus on Geriatric and Pediatric Patients
6. Schering-Plough Announces FDA Approval of PEGINTRON(TM) and REBETOL(R) Combination Therapy for Treating Pediatric Hepatitis C
7. Mega Pediatric Group Allows Doctors to Focus on Patient Care as the Business Side of Private Practice Becomes More Difficult to Sustain
8. Blue Monkey Planet and TeleHealth Services Partner to Offer Innovative Pediatric Patient Education Content
9. RF Technologies(R) Introduces Safe Place(R) Usage Program Financing for Its Infant Security, Pediatric Security and ED Safety Solutions
10. UCLA signs historic memorandum with pediatric institution in Tokyo
11. Dr. Alan Greene: The Organic Man -- Renowned Pediatrician Marks Third Anniversary of Organic-Only Diet
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Pediatric MS Tied to Higher Relapse Rates
(Date:10/25/2014)... October 25, 2014 More than 50 ... Circle Reception on Monday at the home of Jim ... hear from guest speaker Dr. Winifred Lender on finding ... Dr. Lender, a Santa Barbara psychologist, author and Noozhawk ... benefits of living in the digital age. Our digital ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... October 25, 2014 The ... which verifies IT-accessibility for disabled users by disabled ... logo to Mackin Educational Resources of Burnsville, ... management system and to the Minnesota Alliance for ... "Own Best Medicine" website. Both organizations ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... Homeowners that are wondering how they can ... no more. Clean Crawls gives 5 signs of ... when it comes to insulation in their recently released ... by Clean Crawls, can cause problems throughout your entire ... has deteriorated, become damp, or been infested with pests ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... (PRWEB) October 25, 2014 Limbkeepers® announced ... episode of Innovations with Ed Begley Jr, airing 1st ... TBA. , In this episode, Innovations will focus on ... to protect fragile, thinning skin on arms, hands, and ... learn about these versatile products, which help reduce injuries, ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... Not getting the right amount of sleep might raise ... Those who sleep less or more than the ... more prone to developing the chronic condition, which causes ... concluded that duration and quality of sleep are key ... diseases. "Both short and long durations of sleep ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Finding Balance between the Real & Digital World Topic of Family Service Agency Reception 2Health News:Finding Balance between the Real & Digital World Topic of Family Service Agency Reception 3Health News:Finding Balance between the Real & Digital World Topic of Family Service Agency Reception 4Health News:IT-Accessibility Award Granted to Education and Health Care for Section 508/WCAG 2Health News:IT-Accessibility Award Granted to Education and Health Care for Section 508/WCAG 3Health News:5 Signs Indicating That Insulation Needs Replacing as Told By Clean Crawls in Recent Article 2Health News:Upcoming Episode of Innovations with Ed Begley, Jr. to Feature Limbkeepers® 2Health News:Sleep Duration Linked to Ulcerative Colitis Risk in Study 2
... Michigan State University have added yet another piece to ... the pancreas, one of the deadliest forms of cancer. ... issue of the International Journal of Cancer, MSU’s James ... which a healthy cell turns cancerous. ,Specifically, ...
... health needs of people in the last phase of life are ... this// week's BMJ. ,Our health care systems do not ... the last phase of life, write Sydney Dy and Joanne Lynn, ... ,Even though contrary evidence is all around us, we use language ...
... nonsurgical embolization is ninty-eight percent effective, offers a lower ... the treatment of varicoceles (varicose veins in the testicle ... testicular atrophy or fertility problems—and can greatly impact quality ... of infertility—it is important for these patients to have ...
... Spanish capital Madrid decided to replace the thin beauty ideal ... of move that millions of women// around the world appeared ... ban very skinny fashion models and to promote healthy images ... a spokesman for the regional government says. ,"Media ...
... warning- the highest level of warning, to the genetically engineered ... , These drugs, such as Epo, are given to ... They are hormone-based drugs, usually derived from kidneys. ... more than a warranted number of complications such as blood ...
... we live in a hardscrabble world that is only going ... University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) professors who are calling ... system. ,In their report, which appears in ... Halfon, director of the Center for Healthier Children, Families and ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:MSU Research Strengthens Link Between Smoking, Pancreatic Cancer 2Health News:Health Care Systems for Critically Ill Patients Need Restructuring 2Health News:Nonsurgical Therapy Highly Effective for Pain and Infertility in Men 2Health News:Spain Launches Movement Against Skinny Fashion Models 2Health News:Spain Launches Movement Against Skinny Fashion Models 3Health News:U.S. Child Health System Needs Total Overhaul 2
(Date:10/25/2014)... 2014 Best Practices designed the Medical ... a forum for sharing insights about the key ... mechanism for creating and sharing solutions through three ... from the Medical Affairs Consortium survey. ... the first roundtable of the 2014-2015 Medical Affairs ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... 22, 2014  Rescheduling of hydrocodone combination products ... pain market, according to a new primary market ... providing market research and consultation exclusively in the ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141021/153440 In August, ... combination products from Schedule III to Schedule II ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... HOUSTON , Oct. 22, 2014  Charlene Vernak, RPh, ... York , recently was awarded the George Roentsch ... Vernak received the award in Houston ... The scholarship is awarded annually to an independent pharmacist ... nature of George Roentsch , a well-known pharmacist ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Strong Participation in Best Practices' Medical Affairs Consortium Survey 2Hydrocodone: Rescheduled, Repositioned & Reinvented 2Hydrocodone: Rescheduled, Repositioned & Reinvented 3PCCA Awards Charlene Vernak, RPh, the George Roentsch Scholarship 2
... HOUSTON, Sept. 29 The Gulf Coast Regional Center ... three companies who will receive up to a total ... Emerging Technology Fund (TETF).   (Logo:   ... The TETF program was established by ...
... Luminex Corporation (Nasdaq: LMNX ), today ... USA Award for its innovative xTAG® Respiratory Viral Panel ... Technology at the Prix Galien USA and International awards ... American Museum of Natural History in New York City. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Gulf Coast Regional Center of Innovation and Commercialization and Houston Technology Center Announce Recipients of TETF Awards 2Gulf Coast Regional Center of Innovation and Commercialization and Houston Technology Center Announce Recipients of TETF Awards 3Luminex Corporation Wins Prestigious 2010 Prix Galien USA Award 2
... Each kit features a patented Per-fit™ flexible ... and a low-profile cuff specifically designed to ... to the patients anatomy. The kit s ... the tube snugly, allowing for an easier ...
... and cost control. , ,Our full ... variety of wound dressing components for the ... patient. , ,Tray configurations include full ... inner cannula for both rigid and flexible ...
... Self-contained kits provide convenience and cost control. ... care trays offer a variety of wound ... management of the tracheostomized patient. , ... and trays with disposable inner cannula for ...
Disposable tracheostomy care tray....
Medicine Products: