Degenerative Conditions in Pediatric MS Worsened By Limited Case Studies

MAY 26, 2017
Kevin Kunzmann

Pediatric multiple sclerosis (MS) is uncommon, which is both a blessing and a curse.

Brenda Banwell, MD, FAAP, FRCPC, chief of Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia's Division of Neurology, spoke on new discoveries of pediatric MS at the annual 2017 Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) in New Orleans this week.

For all the progress made in biological and MRI-based studies, research and investigation is limited due to the uncommon rate of pediatric MS diagnoses. Banwell discussed this difficulty, as well as discoveries in brain atrophy and early degenerative conditions in younger MS patients while at CMSC.

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