The Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) provides the following list of features that have been reported in people with this condition. Much of the information in the HPO comes from Orphanet, a European rare disease database. If available, the list includes a rough estimate of how common a feature is (its frequency). Frequencies are based on a specific study and may not be representative of all studies. You can use the MedlinePlus Medical Dictionary for definitions of the terms below.
The resources below provide information about treatment options for this condition. If you have questions about which treatment is right for you, talk to your healthcare professional.
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Research helps us better understand diseases and can lead to advances in diagnosis and treatment. This section provides resources to help you learn about medical research and ways to get involved.
Support and advocacy groups can help you connect with other patients and families, and they can provide valuable services. Many develop patient-centered information and are the driving force behind research for better treatments and possible cures. They can direct you to research, resources, and services. Many organizations also have experts who serve as medical advisors or provide lists of doctors/clinics. Visit the group’s website or contact them to learn about the services they offer. Inclusion on this list is not an endorsement by GARD.
Living with a genetic or rare disease can impact the daily lives of patients and families. These resources can help families navigate various aspects of living with a rare disease.
These resources provide more information about this condition or associated symptoms. The in-depth resources contain medical and scientific language that may be hard to understand. You may want to review these resources with a medical professional.
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My brother has been diagnosed with MS recently. As far as we know, there is no family history of this disease. I've looked all over the web, and I still cannot believe there are NO known causes, at all. Are there at least some hypotheses, even educated guesses? The only hint I got was that there is genetic susceptibility, but as I've already said, we have no family history. See answer
Hi, My donor has MS (relapsing-remitting). What are the potential risks for my child? Thank you. See answer
I have multiple sclerosis (MS). Several other members of my family also have this condition. My doctor wants to treat me with Tarceva. Do you have information related to the use of this medication for MS? See answer
My husband was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 1999, and now with a second opinion he was diagnosed with possible primary lateral sclerosis (PLS). How does MS differ from PLS? How are MS and PLS diagnosed? See answer