Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis In Children
Besides the slower progression of the disease, symptoms that are relatively rare in adults but more common in children with MS include seizures and lack of energy. Other symptoms that both children and adults experience are muscle spasms, problems with bladder control, sensory changes, difficulty walking, vision changes, tremors, and weakness. Episodes are intermittent in both children and adults with MS; however, after a length of time (typically decades), the symptoms of the disease affect people more continuously. They will also become worse, but this occurs at a slower rate in childhood-onset cases than in adult-onset cases. Although the rate of progression is slower in children, permanent physical disabilities may affect childhood-onset patients at a younger age than adult-onset patients.