Truly benign multiple sclerosis is rare: let's stop fooling ourselves--commentary.

@article{Hutchinson2012TrulyBM,
  title={Truly benign multiple sclerosis is rare: let's stop fooling ourselves--commentary.},
  author={Michael Hutchinson},
  journal={Multiple sclerosis},
  year={2012},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={15}
}
Yes, many clinical neurologists, myself included, have, on discussing the implications of multiple sclerosis with a newly diagnosed patient, emphasized the possibility of the illness being mild and have quoted figures of about 20% prevalence of benign MS after 15 or more years of illness. Remember that 20 years ago we had no treatments to offer the person with MS and compassion meant offering some hope. I did phrase the debate to stimulate dialogue; that is the aim of the Controversy series… CONTINUE READING
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