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can you tell me how multiple sclerosis(ms) similar to ald?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Not similar: If you mean ALS, that is disease of motor neuron, causing muscular atrophy and weakness. MS involves an inflammatory attack on myelin coverings in brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves, so this is central expression, and ALS is a more muscular deterioration peripherally.
Answered on Jun 11, 2014

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