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FAQs about Schilder's Disease

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Is Schilder’s disease inherited?

No, Schilder’s disease is not inherited. Schilder’s disease is sometimes confused with Addison-Schilder disease, an inherited, biochemical abnormality in the myelin.
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Is Schilder’s disease contagious?

No, Schilder’s disease is not contagious.
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How is Schilder’s disease different from MS?

Schilder’s disease is thought to be a very rare variant of MS that typically begins in childhood and has a more rapidly degenerative course.
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What are the treatments for Schilder’s disease?

The goals of treatment for Schilder’s disease are to relieve symptoms and maintain function as long as possible. Physiotherapy, occupational therapy, nutritional support in the later stages are commonly employed. Corticosteroids have been shown to be effective in some patients. Additional treatments include beta-interferon and/or immunosuppressive drugs.

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