Conditions & Treatments
Multiple Sclerosis Care at UConn Multiple Sclerosis Center
Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic autoimmune neurological condition that affects approximately 3 million people worldwide and 1 million Americans. The disease commonly is diagnosed between the ages of 20-45 and affects more women than men by a ratio of 3-4 to 1. It presents with different symptoms in all patients, however, there are several signs that occur more frequently such as optic neuritis, brainstem syndrome, and transverse myelitis.
Compassionate MS Care as Unique as You Are.
Types of MS
There are four types of multiple sclerosis: relapsing-remitting MS, secondary-progressive MS, primary-progressive MS, and progressive-relapsing MS. The main difference between the four types is the presence or absence of acute relapses.
Orphan Mimics of MS (ORMS)
Our center specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of ORMS. ORMS are complex neurological white matter and neuroimmune disorders that mimic MS such as Bechet's syndrome, familial multiple sclerosis, neurosarcoidosis, and Susac syndrome.
Other Neuroinflammatory Diseases
The UConn MS Center is a specialty center that cares for patients with all types of neuroinflammatory diseases. In addition to MS, we provide expert care for patients with tumefactive MS and neuroimmunology complications of rheumatology and cancer immunotherapies.