Benign Multiple Sclerosis: Less Tissue Injury on Diffusion Tensor Imaging
Law M, Papadaki E, Jaggi H, Herbert J, Grossman R, Ge Y
New York University School of Medicine
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory demyelinating disease that is heterogeneous in terms of clinical course. Benign MS is referred to as patients who initially diagnosed with clinically definite MS, but have experienced a benign course for a long time period such as over 10 years without relapse. This study is to characterize the corpus callosum injury in patients with benign MS using diffusion tensor imaging as compared with patients who have a typical relapsing-remitting course of MS. Our results showed less tissue structural damage in patients with benign course.