Prognosis of Multiple Sclerosis
Prognosis of Multiple Sclerosis: Variable.
Ranging from mild to very serious, depending on exactly which nerves are attacked.
Average survival is 35 years after diagnosis.
A rare form of acute MS can be fatal quickly. ...see also Overview of Multiple Sclerosis
Prognosis for Multiple Sclerosis:
cause of MS remains elusive, but most people with MS have a normal life
expectancy. The vast majority of MS patients are mildly affected, but in
the worst cases, MS can render a person unable to write, speak, or walk.
(Source: excerpt from NINDS Multiple Sclerosis Information Page: NINDS)
Most commonly, damage to the central
nervous system occurs intermittently, allowing a person to lead a fairly normal
life. At the other extreme, the symptoms may become constant, resulting in a
progressive disease with possible blindness, paralysis, and premature death. (Source: excerpt from Understanding Autoimmune Disease: NIAID)
...see also Overview of Multiple Sclerosis
Complications of Multiple Sclerosis may include:
Complications of Multiple Sclerosis from the Diseases Database include:
Source: Diseases Database
See also complications of Multiple Sclerosis.
Prognosis of Multiple Sclerosis Discussion
The disease is degenerative, often with a fluctuating course.
Average life expectancy is 35 years after onset of symptoms. Most
people with MS can function effectively; however, a rare form of
acute MS can be fatal within weeks. (Source: excerpt from Neuromuscular Diseases: NWHIC)
Multiple Sclerosis: Research More
The 'prognosis' of Multiple Sclerosis usually refers to the likely outcome
of Multiple Sclerosis.
The prognosis of Multiple Sclerosis
may include the duration of Multiple Sclerosis, chances of complications of Multiple Sclerosis,
prospects for recovery, recovery period for Multiple Sclerosis, survival rates,
and other outcome possibilities in the overall prognosis of Multiple Sclerosis.
Naturally, such forecast issues are by their nature unpredictable.
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