The lack of knowledge about pediatric MS means that many children may not get a diagnosis right away. Only a few doctors at urban centers in the United States and Canada specialize in pediatric MS.

Although most children with MS have very mild cases, a small group of children have very aggressive symptoms. Instead of one or two attacks a year, these children must deal with five or more. No one knows whether these children will go on to suffer from progressively worsening disease.

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