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  multiple sclerosis
While the typical clinical course of multiple sclerosis is characterized by relapsing and progressive disability, there have been examples of subclinical cases of MS where the diagnosis is confirmed only by the presence of large confluent, demyelinating plaques found only upon autopsy.
In his article, "The Pathogenesis of Multiple Sclerosis", Dr. Charles Poser states that multiple sclerosis is in fact an acquired "trait" characterized by "a permanent state of hyper-active or intensified immunocompetent responsiveness of capability" resulting from exposure to a viral antigen (either through primary infection or vaccination) in a genetically susceptible individual.
However, it is important to recognize that the increased antibody titers in patients with multiple sclerosis compared to controls may be evidence that the immune system becomes compromised in multiple sclerosis, not that that particular virus is involved in the etiology and/or pathogenesis of the disease.
www.stanford.edu /~siegelr/rnorris.html   (8457 words)

 Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease that affects the fatty substance called myelin that surrounds the nerves in the brain and the spinal cord (central nervous system).
The Multiple Sclerosis Genetic Group (MSGG) is a collaborative effort between the Center for Human Genetics at Duke University Medical Center, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the University of California at San Francisco and UC Berkeley.
The Multiple Sclerosis Genetics Group is collecting this important environmental information on their patients in order to examine gene/environmental interactions.
www.chg.duke.edu /diseases/ms.html   (1524 words)

 MedlinePlus: Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis and Your Emotions (National Multiple Sclerosis Society)
Multiple Sclerosis and the Hepatitis B Vaccine (National Immunization Program)
The primary NIH organization for research on Multiple Sclerosis is the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/multiplesclerosis.html   (587 words)

 Multiple Sclerosis Information Page: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
An unpredictable disease of the central nervous system, multiple sclerosis (MS) can range from relatively benign to somewhat disabling to devastating, as communication between the brain and other parts of the body is disrupted.
In others, however, doctors may not be able to readily identify the cause of the symptoms, leading to years of uncertainty and multiple diagnoses punctuated by baffling symptoms that mysteriously wax and wane.
Multiple Sclerosis and Chemokines: Prospects for Therapeutic and Prophylactic Intervention
www.ninds.nih.gov /disorders/multiple_sclerosis/multiple_sclerosis.htm   (1147 words)

 What is Multiple Sclerosis?
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory disease of the Central Nervous System (CNS) - that's the brain and spinal cord.
Devic's Disease: Also known as Neuromyelitis Optica, Devic's disease is a related condition to multiple sclerosis that is characterised by an attack of Optic Neuritis in both eyes followed by severe inflammation of the spinal cord (Transverse Myelopathy).
Clinically, it is very hard to distinguish Balo's concentric sclerosis from MS but MRI scans show the lesions in Balo's to be concentric rings of intact myelin and demyelinated zones.
www.mult-sclerosis.org /whatisms.html   (1278 words)

 Multiple Sclerosis
Although multiple sclerosis (MS) was first diagnosed in 1849, the earliest known description of a person with possible MS dates from fourteenth century Holland.
The name "multiple sclerosis" signifies both the number (multiple) and condition (sclerosis, from the Greek term for scarring or hardening) of the demyelinated areas in the central nervous system.
Studies of families with multiple cases of MS and research comparing genetic regions of humans to those of mice with EAE suggest that another area related to MS susceptibility may be located on chromosome 5.
healthlink.mcw.edu /article/923776962.html   (3390 words)

 Multiple sclerosis - MayoClinic.com
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, potentially debilitating disease that affects the central nervous system, which is made up of the brain and spinal cord.
In multiple sclerosis, the body incorrectly directs antibodies and white blood cells against proteins in the myelin sheath, which surrounds nerves in your brain and spinal cord.
Multiple sclerosis affects more than 1 million people around the world - including twice as many women as men.
www.mayoclinic.com /health/multiple-sclerosis/DS00188   (290 words)

 MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the central nervous system (CNS), the nerves that comprise the brain and spinal cord.
The term chronic-progressive multiple sclerosis is used to describe cases in which symptoms continue to worsen slowly without remission.
Multiple sclerosis is not a fatal disease, although in severe cases it poses a risk for life-threatening complications.
www.reutershealth.com /wellconnected/doc17.html   (10685 words)

 Multiple Sclerosis
On the histopathology and pathogenesis of acute haemorrhagic leucoencephalitis, acute disseminated encephalitis and concentric sclerosis.
Vascular architecture of the lesions of multiple sclerosis, figg.
Cellular-immune response to myelin protein: Absence in multiple sclerosis and presence in cerebrovascular accidents.
www.multiple-sclerosis-abc.org /evo/msmanu/979.htm   (1741 words)

 Multiple sclerosis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic autoimmune disorder affecting movement, ensation, and bodily functions.
Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease, meaning its cause is an attack by the body's own immune system.
A pattern of symptoms of multiple sclerosis in which there are relapses and remissions, followed by more steady progression of symptoms.
www.healthatoz.com /healthatoz/Atoz/ency/multiple_sclerosis.jsp   (3468 words)

 Multiple Sclerosis - neurologychannel
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, progressive, degenerative disorder that affects nerve fibers in the brain and spinal cord.
Demyelination causes scarring and hardening (sclerosis) of nerve fibers usually in the spinal cord, brain stem, and optic nerves, which slows nerve impulses and results in weakness, numbness, pain, and vision loss.
Multiple sclerosis is classified according to frequency and severity of neurological symptoms, the ability of the CNS to recover, and the accumulation of damage.
www.neurologychannel.com /multiplesclerosis   (339 words)

 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Multiple sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord). 
Eye examination may show abnormal pupil responses, changes in the visual fields or eye movements, nystagmus (rapid eye movements) triggered by movement of the eye, decreased visual acuity, or abnormal findings on a fundoscopy (an examination of the internal structures of the eye).
Call your health care provider if you develop any symptoms of MS, as he or she is the only one who can distinguish multiple sclerosis from other serious disorders such as stroke or infection.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/000737.htm   (1189 words)

 Multiple Sclerosis - NeuroHaven
Multiple sclerosis is an inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous system.
New diagnostic criteria for multiple sclerosis was proposed and published in the Annals Of Neurology 1983 by Poser et al, and are as follows:
In summary, multiple sclerosis is a central nervous system demyelinating disorder that is diagnosed primarily by detailed clinical evaluation and the use of superior technologies such as MRI imaging and CSF evaluation.
www.neurohaven.com /ms1.htm   (1713 words)

 All About Multiple Sclerosis : MS news and information on diagnosis, symptoms & treatments
All About Multiple Sclerosis aims to provide accurate and comprehensive medical information about multiple sclerosis (MS) written in plain English by people living with the disease and its symptoms.
This is an account of Jeff Newman's experience with multiple sclerosis, his experience of using Betaseron to treat it and how he deals with MS associated Erectile Dysfunction.
This is an account of Craig Garrison's experience of an autologous stem cell transplant for secondary progressive multiple sclerosis.
www.mult-sclerosis.org   (829 words)

 Multiple Sclerosis/MS
Perhaps you've missed that joke, but with multiple sclerosis, the inability...
Is Yoga the New Exercise for Multiple Sclerosis?
To be sure, it can be exciting to envision yourself with a new beginning in a pristine neighborhood (in my favorite fantasy, I have perfect neighbors who volunteer to mow...
www.suite101.com /welcome.cfm/multiple_sclerosis   (578 words)

 Neuroscience for Kids - Multiple Sclerosis
"Multiple" refers to the many different areas of the nervous system that may have damaged myelin.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the rate of MS in the United States below the 37th parallel is 57 to 78 cases per 100,000 people.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society estimates that 250,000 to 350,000 people in the US have MS.
faculty.washington.edu /chudler/ms.html   (1119 words)

 Multiple Sclerosis Treatment – AVONEX.COM MS Treatment
AVONEX is prescribed to treat relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis, to decrease the number of flare-ups and slow the occurrence of some of the physical disability common in people with MS.
While there is no cure for multiple sclerosis, medical advances over the last decade have given people with MS hope.
Multiple sclerosis treatments like AVONEX are available to help many people with relapsing-remitting MS maintain active and independent lives.
www.avonex.com   (261 words)

 MS crossroads
MS Awareness Week is a campaign that will raise awareness about multiple sclerosis and the people that it impacts.
MS first, The Multiple Sclerosis Research Unit in Bristol is furthering information, research, support and training by putting MS first.
Multiple Sclerosis webforum A forum to discuss and comment on Multiple Sclerosis.
www.mscrossroads.org   (743 words)

 Multiple sclerosis definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
The term "multiple" refers to the multiple places in the CNS that are affected and to the multiple relapses and remissions characteristic of MS.
MS causes demyelinization of the white matter of the brain, with this process sometimes extending into the gray matter.
Multiple Sclerosis - Learn the specifics of multiple sclerosis including the description, causes, course, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, complications, and future of this disease involving the degeneration of the central nervous system.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=4457   (523 words)

 Multiple sclerosis information. Learn about multiple sclerosis symptoms and treatment options through MS treatment ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Multiple sclerosis is a disease of the central nervous system that is usually first diagnosed in young adults.
Understanding MS offers people living with multiple sclerosis and their families and friends comprehensive yet clear information about MS symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.
See how people living with multiple sclerosis communicate with their healthcare providers and seek support to learn how to achieve a high quality of life.
www.understandingms.com   (164 words)

 WebMD Multiple Sclerosis Health Center - Information on Multiple Sclerosis symptoms and treatment
The newest treatment for multiple sclerosis might be vitamin B3, mouse studies suggest.
Patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis responded well to the experimental drug fingolimod when treated for up to a year, new research shows.
Whether you’ve just been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis or you’re an experienced MS veteran, you may have questions that need solid, professional answers.
www.webmd.com /diseases_and_conditions/multiple_sclerosis.htm   (322 words)

 The Brain Matters: Multiple Sclerosis
These could be the first signs that you may have multiple sclerosis.
In this section, you'll learn more about multiple sclerosis—the causes and symptoms, how it is diagnosed, treatment options, and living with the disorder.
You'll also find the story of one person's experience with multiple sclerosis, as well as links for more information.
www.thebrainmatters.org /index.cfm?key=1.11.1   (122 words)

 Hardin MD : Multiple Sclerosis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
What are the symptoms and effects of multiple sclerosis?
Multiple sclerosis project : Brain MRI with MS lesions
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www.lib.uiowa.edu /hardin/md/multiplesclerosis.html   (95 words)

 Multiple Sclerosis News from Medical News Today
We gather all the latest articles and reports related to multiple sclerosis and present them to an international audience of health professionals.
Multiple Sclerosis In Genetically Susceptible Twins Is Augmented By The Northern Environment
Multiple Sclerosis Association Of America Receives The Berlex Award For The Best Poster In Patient And Family Education In Multiple Sclerosis
www.medicalnewstoday.com /medicalnews.php?category=71   (674 words)

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