Younger Age, Certain Lesions Linked to Higher MS Risk for RIS Patients

Younger Age, Certain Lesions Linked to Higher MS Risk for RIS Patients

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Younger Age, Certain Lesions Linked to Higher MS Risk for RIS Patients

Among people with nervous system damage indicative of multiple sclerosis (MS), but who don’t yet have the disease — a condition known as radiologically isolated syndrome or RIS — the risk of progressing to full-fledged MS is higher for those who are younger, have spinal cord lesions, and have actively inflamed lesions, a new study suggests. “This study found that age younger than age 37 years, spinal cord involvement, and [inflamed] lesions on index MRI…

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