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Your Age

MS can be diagnosed at almost any age, from childhood right on up to your years as a senior citizen. However, it’s more likely to occur in people ages 20 to 50.

“MS is not an all comers disease, “ says Carrie Lyn Sammarco, a nurse practitioner at the Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center of New York University Langone Medical Center. “We don’t tend to see it in children, although it can occur,” she says.

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