Nervous System - Multiple Sclerosis

Background


Nervous System - Multiple Sclerosis Background 

 

Disease Etiology
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic immune-mediated inflammatory disorder of the central nervous system affecting the brain and spinal cord in which the body's immune system causes damage to the myelin sheath (material surrounding nerve cells to protect them) (1,2). This damage causes a delay or blockage to messages to and from the brain to the rest of the body.

There is no known cause of MS; however, one proposed cause is an autoimmune response (1). Genetic susceptibility has


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