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New Perspectives in Pediatric Neurology—Multiple Sclerosis
Current Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care, Volume 46, Issue 2, February 2016, Pages 62–69
With the creation of consensus definitions for pediatric multiple sclerosis (MS) and other acquired demyelinating syndromes, there has been an increased recognition, improved collaboration, and expanded access to care for children with central nervous system demyelination. As a result, clinicians and researchers have been able to learn more about clinical features specific to pediatric MS, the associated genetic and environmental risk factors, and its prognosis and comorbidities. Treatment options have also expanded significantly in the past few years and insight has been gained into the challenges with adherence and tolerability of these medications in the pediatric population. Emerging therapies are now being studied in the context of pediatric clinical trials and may prove to be safe and effective options for patients with aggressive disease.