Introduction: Multiple Sclerosis


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Multiple Sclerosis: Autoimmune attack on spinal nerves causing diverse and varying neural problems.

Multiple Sclerosis: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a life-long chronic disease diagnosed primarily in young adults. During an MS attack, inflammation occurs in areas of the white matter of the central nervous system (nerve fibers that are the site of MS lesions) in random patches called plaques. This process is followed by destruction of myelin, which insulates nerve cell fibers in the brain and spinal cord. Myelin facilitates the smooth, high-speed transmission of electrochemical messages between the brain, the spinal cord, and the rest of the body. 1

Researching symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis: Further information about the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis is available including a list of symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis, other diseases that might have similar symptoms in differential diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis, or alternatively return to research other symptoms in the symptom center.

Misdiagnosis and Multiple Sclerosis: Research more detailed information about misdiagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis, or research misdiagnosis of other diseases

Treatments for Multiple Sclerosis: Various information is available about treatments available for Multiple Sclerosis, current research about Multiple Sclerosis treatments, or research treatments for other diseases.

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Statistics and Multiple Sclerosis: Various sources and calculations are available in statistics about Multiple Sclerosis, prevalence and incidence statistics for Multiple Sclerosis, and you can also research other medical statistics in our statistics center.

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1. excerpt from NINDS Multiple Sclerosis Information Page: NINDS

Last revision: June 2, 2003

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