Early non-disabling relapses are important predictors of disability accumulation in people with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis

Cyrus Daruwalla, Vahid Shaygannejad, Serkan Ozakbas, Eva Kubala Havrdova, Dana Horakova, Raed Alroughani, Cavit Boz, Francesco Patti, Marco Onofrj, Alessandra Lugaresi, Sara Eichau, Marc Girard, Alexandre Prat, Pierre Duquette, Bassem Yamout, Samia J Khoury, Seyed Aidin Sajedi, Recai Turkoglu, Ayse Altintas, Olga Skibina, Katherine Buzzard, Pierre Grammond, Rana Karabudak, Anneke van der Walt, Helmut Butzkueven … & J William L Brown
Background:The prognostic significance of non-disabling relapses in people with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) is unclear.Objective:To determine whether early non-disabling relapses predict disability accumulation in RRMS.Methods:We redefined mild relapses in MSBase as ‘non-disabling’, and moderate or severe relapses as ‘disabling’. We used mixed-effects Cox models to compare 90-day confirmed disability accumulation events in people with exclusively non-disabling relapses within 2 years of RRMS diagnosis to those with no early relapses; and any early disabling relapses. Analyses...
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