MS Patients With Initial Optic Symptoms May Start Treatment Later Than Those With Spinal Cord Symptoms

MedPage Today Share to FacebookShare to Twitter (10/15, Robinson) reported that, according to research presented at a European multiple sclerosis (MS) meeting, MS “patients whose initial symptoms are in the optic pathway are not as likely to be started on treatment within the first two years as those in whom disease first shows up in the spinal cord.” Specifically, in a study of 796 patients, “first symptoms of disease were in the optic pathway for 25% of patients who started treatment within two years of discovery, but in 35% of those who started treatment later (P=0.036).” Meanwhile, “spinal cord symptoms were the first noticed among 27% of patients in the early-treatment group, but only 20% of the later-treatment group (P=0.031).”

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