Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most prevalent chronic inflammatory disorder of the central nervous system (CNS) and results in characteristic demyelinating plaques.1,2 It is estimated that ~130,000 people in the UK are living with MS3 – it is the most common non-traumatic disabling disease to affect young adults.1 The interactive clinical course of MS below introduces the key types and stages of MS:
aSPMS, active secondary progressive multiple sclerosis; CIS, clinically isolated syndrome; naSPMS, non-active secondary progressive multiple sclerosis; PPMS, primary progressive multiple sclerosis; RRMS, relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis.
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