It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Multiple Sclerosis Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-12-2009, 11:30 AM   #1
Senior Member
(male)
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Naples,fl
Posts: 112
sodapopper HB Usersodapopper HB Usersodapopper HB User
difference between primary progressive and chronic progressive

My wife has a relative with chronic progressive ms and we were wondering what the difference is between that and primary progressive.

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 01-12-2009, 12:41 PM   #2
Facilitator
(female)
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 8,910
MSNik HB UserMSNik HB UserMSNik HB UserMSNik HB UserMSNik HB UserMSNik HB UserMSNik HB UserMSNik HB UserMSNik HB UserMSNik HB UserMSNik HB User
Re: difference between primary progressive and chronic progressive

According to most specialists, Chronic Progressive MS is a term which is no longer used. It used to be lumped with seondary progressive MS.

Primary progressive MS is characterized by a gradual progressive of the disease with no remittance or relapses at all- it is usually found in women in their late 30s, early 40s (although I was 39 when diagonosed with relapsing /remitting MS) and the biggest characteristic is the lesions are usually found in the spine- not the brain.

Chronic, or what is usually called secondary MS is defined as a gradual worsening of the disease after years of relapsing/ remitting MS. NOT everyone progresses to this stage, in fact with the newer Disease Modifying Drugs, the chances of progressing are lower then they used to be, although no concrete statistics are apparent at this time.

I hope this helps to clarify what you were asking? Let us know if you have additional questions.
Nikki
__________________
RRMS- dx 05

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Primary Progressive timeline jellore Multiple Sclerosis 2 10-12-2009 08:12 AM
Primary Progressive M.S.... bleedingdove Multiple Sclerosis 14 12-08-2008 05:24 PM
Confused, what is the difference between Hashi and Hypothyroid? lulu2008 Thyroid Disorders 6 07-31-2008 12:52 PM
meds for primary progressive? birdgirl Multiple Sclerosis 21 06-05-2008 10:19 AM
How long for Primary Progressive Dx? Booty Multiple Sclerosis 14 06-21-2007 12:32 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:46 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!