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What is the cause of multiple sclerosis?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Unknown

Multiple sclerosis is a central nervous system disorder caused by the still unknown interplay of genetics, environment and immunology.

In brief: Unknown

Multiple sclerosis is a central nervous system disorder caused by the still unknown interplay of genetics, environment and immunology.
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
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Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Hard to Say

The exact causes of multiple sclerosis (MS) are unknown.
It's believed to be an autoimmune disease where the body's immune system attacks its own tissues. In MS, this process destroys myelin, the fatty substance that coats and protects nerve fibers in the brain and spinal cord.

In brief: Hard to Say

The exact causes of multiple sclerosis (MS) are unknown.
It's believed to be an autoimmune disease where the body's immune system attacks its own tissues. In MS, this process destroys myelin, the fatty substance that coats and protects nerve fibers in the brain and spinal cord.
Dr. Charles Turck
Dr. Charles Turck
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: The mystery

Ms is an autoimmune disorder, associated with genetic and environmental influences.
But we know that 99.5% of patients have had exposure to ebstein-barr virus, that vitamin d-3 deficiency may be a risk factor, that living north of latitude 42 increases incidence, and that cigarette smoking may be another risk factor.

In brief: The mystery

Ms is an autoimmune disorder, associated with genetic and environmental influences.
But we know that 99.5% of patients have had exposure to ebstein-barr virus, that vitamin d-3 deficiency may be a risk factor, that living north of latitude 42 increases incidence, and that cigarette smoking may be another risk factor.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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