Special Issue "Multiple Sclerosis and Demyelinating Disorders in Children"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2019).
Interests: paediatric multiple sclerosis; pediatric demyelinating disorders; Inflammatory disorders of the central nervous system
Interests: pediatric multiple sclerosis; NMOSD; MOGAD; cognitive outcomes
Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis (MS) occurs in 3–5% of individuals with MS. Youth with MS experience a higher disease burden than their adult onset counterparts, as well as early cognitive decline and altered trajectories of brain development. The last decade has seen marked advances in knowledge about the risk factors for and treatment and recognition of this condition. In this Special Issue, we will provide a comprehensive overview of pediatric MS, highlighting recent research findings of relevance to this population. Topics to be covered will include, among others: (1) Diagnosis of MS in children and distinction from monophasic demyelinating entities; (2) long term treatment strategies including use of disease modifying therapies; (3) cognitive and psychosocial outcomes; (4) MRI outcomes; (5) visual outcomes; (6) risk factors, wellness and lifestyle factors; and (7) pediatric Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorders (NMOSD) and Myelin Oligodendrocyte Glycoprotein (MOG) related disease.
Dr. E. Ann Yeh
Dr. Bianca Weinstock-Guttman
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- Optic Neuritis
- Multiple Sclerosis