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Marina Creed, APRN, talks to a female patient in an exam room

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.

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 neuromyelitis optica, transverse myelitis, optic neuritis, neurosarcoidosis, neurological manifestations of systemic inflammatory or rheumatological diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus, Behcet’s, and vasculitis.

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