Introduction to MS

May 3rd, 2012 by Laina Turner

by Ashely Downend

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Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a neurological disorder that affects the neurons in the central nervous system, causing debilitating and ultimately deadly consequences. There seems to be little known about this disorder,
and much research is currently being done in order to develop better treatment options.

It usually starts in early adulthood between the ages of 20 and 45, and the prognosis can vary (Steinman et al, 2002; Calabresi, 2004). It affects approximately 300,000 individuals in the United States (Keegan & Noseworthy, 2002). More women than men get the disease at a ratio of two women for every one man (Calabresi, 2004). read more



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