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Korean J Pediatr. 2007 Jun;50(6):580-584. English. Case Report.
Kim HS , Lee WD , Lee JH , Cho KL .
Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Sungkyunkwan University Masan Samsung Hospital, Masan, Korea. ljh3643@hanmail.net
Abstract

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a demyelinating disorder that affects discrete areas of the CNS, including the optic nerves, in a quite variable relapsing-remitting fashion over a prolonged period of time. Although MS is usually considered to be a disease that affects peoples in early to middle adulthood, children do develop multiple sclerosis. The frequency of MS onset before the age of 15 years is 2.7-5% of all cases, while MS onset during infancy and early childhood was observed to be 0.2- 0.7% of all cases. We report here on a Korean case of a relapsing-remitting MS female child who was treated with four rounds of intravenous methylpredinsolone pulse therapy and preventive Interferon-beta-1b (Betaferon(R)).

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