Benign multiple sclerosis

Acta Neurol Scand Suppl. 2006;183:55-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0404.2006.00617.x.


A small fraction of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) have a benign course of the disease. The definition of benign MS has been heavily weighted towards physical disability and in particular ambulation. However, patients who are fully ambulatory may still be heavily disabled by non-motor symptoms like fatigue, pain, depression and cognitive dysfunction. These non-motor symptoms should be considered when defining benign MS.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cognition Disorders / etiology
  • Depressive Disorder / etiology
  • Fatigue / etiology
  • Humans
  • Mobility Limitation
  • Multiple Sclerosis / complications*
  • Multiple Sclerosis / diagnosis
  • Multiple Sclerosis / psychology*
  • Pain / etiology