Disability progression in individuals with pediatric-onset versus adult-onset multiple sclerosis


  • Individuals with pediatric-onset multiple sclerosis (POMS) took longer to reach disability milestones but reached them at a younger age than individuals with adult-onset multiple sclerosis (AOMS).

Why this matters

    While POMS develops in a minority of individuals, implementing a disease modifying treatment (DMT) strategy early after diagnosis can decrease the risk of disability progression over time.