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Medical myths: All about multiple sclerosis

March 6, 2021
Diego Sabogal photograph from the article

From the Medical News Today website

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. It is a lifelong condition that causes neurological disabilities and a wide range of symptoms.

Globally, in 2016, MS affected an estimated 2.2 million people.

It is immune-mediated, and most experts believe that it is an autoimmune disease. In a person with MS, the immune system attacks myelin, the protective sheath substance that covers nerve fibers. This causes communication problems between the brain and the rest of the body.

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