Thursday, August 05, 2010

Introduction to Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis

Here is the introduction for articles written this month about Pediatric MS in MultipleSclerosisCentral.com. For years MS was considered a disease of young adults. More research has found there are older people being diagnosed, but there are also teens, children, very young children — and even babies!

Pediatric MS is recognized by the medical community, but more education and more awareness is needed. MS is not affecting just young adults. MS possibly affects everyone. This is a section of Health Central.

Pediatric MS - We Did Not Know

Education about Pediatric MS is on the rise, and more children under 18 are being diagnosed with MS. With all of the new information and education, there is still a need for awareness that children have MS, too. Children are often misdiagnosed or not diagnosed at all. For so long, MS was misunderstood. In the 1950's, when I was a child, it was... Read moreChevron

3 comments:

Merelyme said...

Hello Miss Vicki!

It is a horrible thing to think this disease can affect children. I just can't imagine.

Miss you! Hope you are doing well!

Vicki said...

Not just children, but babies! I cannot imagine if my baby was diagnosed with MS. We all have our burdens.

Miss you, too, but it looks as if you have been busy.

Nicole Lemelle said...

That’s so sad. Hopefully early diagnosis of the disease will lead too less severe reactions in adulthood.