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Treating Pediatric MS (Podcast Tuesday)

About 10 percent of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) have symptoms before age 18. Those initial symptoms include:

  • Sudden blurred vision, caused by a nerve inflammation known as optic neuritis
  • Double vision, or seeing two of an object
  • Increasing arm and leg weakness, numbness or tingling
  • Balance difficulties
  • Bowel and bladder control issues
Learn more about UVA’s pediatric MS clinic.

Parents and kids often assume an MS diagnosis means wheelchairs and a shorter lifespan, but new medications offer hope. Listen to pediatric neurologist Nick Brenton explain the latest pediatric MS treatments.

Tags: neuro

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