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Disease-modifying treatment of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis in adults

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Michael J Olek, DO
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Francisco González-Scarano, MD
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John F Dashe, MD, PhD

INTRODUCTION

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an immune-mediated inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous system (CNS) that is a leading cause of disability in young adults.

The treatment of relapsing forms of MS is reviewed here, primarily focused on disease-modifying therapies. The treatment of progressive forms of MS is reviewed elsewhere. (See "Treatment of progressive multiple sclerosis in adults".)

Other aspects of MS are discussed separately:

(See "Pathogenesis and epidemiology of multiple sclerosis".)

(See "Clinical course and classification of multiple sclerosis".)

                                     

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