How are the symptoms of pediatric multiple sclerosis (MS) treated?

Updated: Jan 30, 2019
  • Author: Alice K Rutatangwa, DO, MSc; Chief Editor: Amy Kao, MD  more...
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Optimizing quality of life and function can be aided by treatment of persistent symptoms. Rehabilitative techniques, adaptive equipment, and medications can all contribute. Spasticity, fatigue, tremor, paroxysmal symptoms, cognitive impairment, and bowel and bladder dysfunction can all be improved with symptomatic treatment. Very few clinical studies have been performed in children with MS; therefore, the treatments discussed in this article are empirically derived and, in general, not FDA-approved. [56]


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