Advertisement

What is clinically isolated syndrome (CIS)?

Children and adults with multiple sclerosis (MS) can experience a phenomenon called clinically isolated syndrome (CIS). This is an attack of neurological symptoms, which may or may not go on to become relapse-remitting MS (RRMS) or another form of MS. Doctors sometimes call CIS an "initial demyelinating event." More and more, MS treatment is being started as soon as CIS is diagnosed. Doctors believe early treatment for MS may reduce the number of attacks a person has over the course of their lifetime.

Continue Learning about Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

What Are the Different Forms of Multiple Sclerosis?
What Are the Different Forms of Multiple Sclerosis?
In this video, Saud Sadiq, MD, discusses the most common form of multiple sclerosis, relapsing-remitting MS, and how relapsing types of MS differ from...
Read More
How can I help someone with MS-related aphasia order food at a restaurant?
Multiple Sclerosis FoundationMultiple Sclerosis Foundation
While a person with aphasia retains intellect, his or her ability to read, write, understand spoken ...
More Answers
Best (and Worst) Foods for Multiple Sclerosis
Best (and Worst) Foods for Multiple SclerosisBest (and Worst) Foods for Multiple SclerosisBest (and Worst) Foods for Multiple SclerosisBest (and Worst) Foods for Multiple Sclerosis
Restore energy and help ease symptoms with these eats.
Start Slideshow
How Can Exercise Help Me Manage Multiple Sclerosis?
How Can Exercise Help Me Manage Multiple Sclerosis?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.