MS Relapse Causes: Rethink Multiple Sclerosis Relapses

What Causes a Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Relapse?

As with most chronic illnesses, there are a lot of unknowns about MS: why people get it, how to cure it, which treatments are going to work best for specific people, and when relapses are going to happen. But what we do know—and continue to learn more about each day—is how MS affects the body. Since MS was first identified in 1868, new imaging techniques and laboratory tests have improved our understanding of MS. This has paved the way to the discovery of treatment options that prevent relapses and others that speed recovery from relapses when they happen.


Go Inside an MS Relapse to see the science behind the symptoms.

relapse
A period when old symptoms get worse or new symptoms appear.


Learn more in the next section, Manage MS Relapses: