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Early MS treatment improves outcomes

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1 in 600 people have MS in the UK 1 in 600 people have MS in the UK

American Academy of Neurology 2017 Annual Meeting.

According to the MS Society, around 108,000 people in the UK have MS – about one person in every 600. Each year, 5100 people are diagnosed with MS (caused by an immune attack on the myelin sheath around some nerves). Now a new study suggests early and continued treatment improves outcomes in MS patients with highly active disease.

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