A 46-year-old member asked:
what is ms? does it affect the nervous system?
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Dr. Bennett Machanic answered
51 years experience Neurology
Immune mediated: Inflammatory disease of brain, spinal cord, and eye, occurring in genetically susceptible people in their late 20's into 30's, when risk factors such as living at northern latitudes, smoking, prior viral infections, adolescent obesity, trigger onset of initial attacks. It involves exclusively attacks on nerve coverings within the central nervous system. Treatment is very effective in 2015.
Answered on Jan 30, 2015
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