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Progressive Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis

Progressive Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis

Progressive relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS) is a rare form of MS that causes steady damage to nerves when symptoms first appear and continues to cause progressive worsening. Relapses (disease flare-ups) occur, followed by full or partial recovery, but nerve damage continues and symptoms become increasingly disabling.

Symptoms of MS include:

  • Weakness, leg dragging, and stiffness.
  • Blurred, foggy, or hazy vision.
  • Tingling, a pins-and-needles sensation, and numbness.

There is no cure for MS.

Last Revised: February 15, 2012

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Barrie J. Hurwitz, MD - Neurology

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