Pavol Sýkora, Marek Sýkora
The review article describes the specificity of multiple sclerosis in childhood. Diagnostic criteria, clinical picture, prognostic factors are presented, as well as knowledge of effectiveness and tolerance of immunomodulatory therapy in childhood are summarized. The results of studies confirm that tolerance and effectiveness of therapy with corticoids, interferons and glatiramer acetate is the same as in adults and should be the part of the therapy in children. The authors present current suggestions in treatment of MS in children.