A 47-year-old member asked:
do nervous system diseases always attack the myelin sheath?
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Dr. Bennett Machanic answered
51 years experience Neurology
Various mechanisms: The classic neurological diseases that involve myelin are Multiple Sclerosis, and Neuromyelitis Optica. Both Alzheimer's and Parkinson's involve nerve cell dysfnctn, and resultant neurotransmitter deficiencies. Some peripheral nerve disorders attack the central axon, and are termed axonal neuropathies.
Answered on May 11, 2016
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