There are four different main types of multiple sclerosis, but there are many other diseases and sub-types that fall into the MS category. Marburg MS is one of these sub-types. In fact, Marburg multiple sclerosis can be considered a multiple sclerosis borderline disease, meaning some medical professionals consider it a sub-type of MS and others may consider it as a completely different disease. It typically has many of the same symptoms of multiple sclerosis, and treatment tends to be the same as for other types of multiple sclerosis as well.
Marburg MS is the most deadly type of multiple sclerosis, and it does not always respond well to typical multiple sclerosis treatments. It is very rare and usually strikes younger people. This type of multiple sclerosis is very aggressive. The symptoms progress very rapidly, leading to disability quickly after diagnosis, and unfortunately it is usually fatal.
This type of multiple sclerosis can be diagnosed with an MRI, similar to the other types of MS. Lesions are the biggest indicator that this disease is present in the body. In Marburg multiple sclerosis, only one lesion may be present. This lesion tends to be very large, and it can resemble a brain tumor or abscess.
Treatment Options For Marburg MS
Since Marburg multiple sclerosis is such an aggressive disease, it must be diagnosed quickly and treatment should be started as soon as possible. The treatment process is usually similar to that of other types of multiple sclerosis. However, because of the severity of this particular type of the disease, medication may only be slightly effective, or it may not help at all. A newer type of treatment, stem cell transplantation, has been shown to be more effective against this type of multiple sclerosis. This type of treatment can be hard to get though, and it can also be very costly.
It is important to keep up with lifestyle changes after receiving a diagnosis of Marburg multiple sclerosis. It can be easy to fall into a depressive state when faced with a chronic disease. Things like keeping a regular sleep schedule, having a nutritious diet, and participating in gentle exercise regularly can help not only the physical body but also a person’s mental state of mind. Keeping up on these things also gives someone something else to think about other than their chronic disease and the symptoms they may be experiencing.