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What are the 4 Different Types of Multiple Sclerosis?

Yes, you read it right; there are four different types of Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Each type simply reflects the characteristics of the disease’s progression; all forms of MS are still chronic. =&0=& =&1=& This is the most common form of MS. About 85% of people with MS are initially diagnosed with RRMS. People with RRMS have temporary periods of recognizable disease progression called “relapses”, “flare-ups”, or “exacerbations” where new or old symptoms appear. =&2=& In SPMS, symptoms worsen more steadily over time with or without the occurrence of relapses and remissions. Most people who are diagnosed with=&3=&RRMS will transition to SPMS at some point. =&4=& This type of MS is not very common, occurring only in about 10% of people with MS. PPMS is characterized by slowly worsening symptoms with no relapses or remissions.