MRI features of benign multiple sclerosis: toward a new definition of this disease phenotype.

@article{Rovaris2009MRIFO,
  title={MRI features of benign multiple sclerosis: toward a new definition of this disease phenotype.},
  author={Marco Rovaris and Frederik Barkhof and Massimiliano Calabrese and Nicola De Stefano and Franz Fazekas and David H. Miller and Xavier Montalban and Chris H. Polman and M A Rocca and Alan J. Thompson and Tarek Yousry and Massimo Filippi},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={2009},
  volume={72 19},
  pages={1693-701}
}
It is well known that the current classification of patients with benign multiple sclerosis (BMS), i.e., those with absent or minimal locomotor disability several years after disease onset, suffers from not having any prognostic value for the subsequent evolution of multiple sclerosis (MS). The identification of markers predictive of the longer-term course of MS will help define BMS more reliably and would allow better counseling of patients, particularly when advising on the initiation of a… CONTINUE READING

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