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Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. It damages the myelin sheath, the material that surrounds and protects your nerve cells. This damage slows down or blocks messages between your brain and your body, leading to the symptoms of MS. They can include:

  • Visual disturbances
  • Muscle weakness
  • Trouble with coordination and balance
  • Sensations such as numbness, prickling, or "pins and needles"
  • Thinking and memory problems

No one knows what causes MS. It may be an autoimmune disease, which happens when your immune system attacks healthy cells in your body by mistake. Multiple sclerosis affects women more than men. It often begins between the ages of 20 and 40. Usually, the disease is mild, but some people lose the ability to write, speak, or walk.

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  1. Multiple Sclerosis (National Library of Medicine)  
    Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. It damages the ... attacks healthy cells in your body by mistake. Multiple sclerosis affects women more than men. It often begins ...
  2. Multiple sclerosis is a condition characterized by areas of damage (lesions) on the brain and spinal cord. These ... the myelin sheath) and damage to nerve cells. Multiple sclerosis is considered an autoimmune disorder; autoimmune disorders occur ...
  3. The following organizations provide information on multiple sclerosis : Multiple Sclerosis Association of America -- mymsaa.org Multiple Sclerosis Foundation -- www.msfocus.org National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke -- www.ninds. ...
  4. ... used to treat adults with various forms of multiple sclerosis (MS; a disease in which the nerves do ... only gives information about alemtuzumab injection (Lemtrada) for multiple sclerosis. If you are receiving alemtuzumab for chronic lymphocytic ...
  5. ... disability in adults who have relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS; a disease in which the nerves do ... only gives information about ofatumumab injection (Kesimpta) for multiple sclerosis. If you are receiving ofatumumab for chronic lymphocytic ...
  6. ... pneumonia and other common upper respiratory tract infections Multiple sclerosis ... recurrence. If tests suggest that there is also multiple sclerosis, other types of treatment may be helpful. Further ...
  7. Multiple Sclerosis From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)  
    Multiple Sclerosis/Start Here ... Multiple Sclerosis ... National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke ... From the National Institutes of Health ... Multiple sclerosis ( ...
  8. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system). ... Calabresi PA, Multiple sclerosis and demyelinating conditions of the ... In: Goldman L, Cooney KA, eds. Goldman-Cecil Medicine . 27th ...
  9. ... care provider has told you that you have multiple sclerosis ( MS ). This disease affects the brain and spinal ... Calabresi PA. Multiple sclerosis and demyelinating conditions of the central nervous system. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Goldman-Cecil Medicine . 26th ...
  10. Hepatitis B Vaccine and Multiple Sclerosis FAQs (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... there a link between Hep B and MS (multiple sclerosis)? A large body of research shows that there is no link between multiple sclerosis and hepatitis B vaccination.
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