A New Model of MS?

 – April 21, 2015  –– 

Multiple sclerosis may be more of a continuum than three distinct types of disease, and a new model attempts to capture that nuance, researchers reported here. The "topographical" model could provide a new way of looking at disease course, Stephen Krieger, MD, of The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, told MedPage Today. "There's thought that MS is more of a continuum," Krieger said during an interview. "We should not think in terms of those categories, but we should think of it as a mixture of relapses and progression and how specifically they mix together."

-Dr. Stephen Krieger, Associate Professor, Neurology, Icahn School of Medicine, Attending, The Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for Multiple Sclerosis, The Mount Sinai Hospital

Learn more