MaggieMae wrote:I was asked this question the other day. How can you explain the connection between CCSVI and children with MS? I did not have an answer.
If these damaged veins are congenital (which it appears they may be), than kids could certainly show MS symptoms early, depending on where the damaged veins are. My Jeff lost his peripheral vision completely as a young teen (never got it back), but doctors did not investigate it further than to say it looked like optic disc drusen. We now know it was caused by swelling due to blocked jugulars.
If eye doctors are on the front lines of MS diagnosis, they may pick up MS in kids earlier, and be able to refer them to vascular doctors. That's my hope!