There is no clear definition of this form. Many years may pass between each attack and if in time progression does occur, the rate is slow and disability negligible. Support for this benign form comes from the occasional incidental finding of incidental MS at autopsy.
Recognition of different phases of MS is essential in giving an informed prognosis as well as selecting patients for, and evaluating results of clinical trials. The degree of disability can be recorded using specific scales such as the Kurtzke score or the Extended Disability Status Score (EDSS).
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