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Multiple sclerosis = demyelination?
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Dr. Bennett Machanicanswered
Neurology 54 years experience
Characteristic: Demyelination refers to damage to the coverings of the nerves in the brain and spinal cord, and is very characteristic of the inflammatory process that occurs in ms. This can also occur in children with hereditary leukodystrophies, and can be associated with acquired neurological disorders. The disease modifying drugs in MS are designed to control demyelination and many work well.
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Dr. William Shafferanswered
Neurology 19 years experience
Yes: The nerve covering, myelin, in the central nervous system gets attacked.
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Last updated Jan 12, 2015
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