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Multiple sclerosis -- is there loss of use of hands?

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Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology
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In brief: Multiple sclerosis

Inflamation attack on myelin covering nerves can attack any group of neuron so could give motor problems like loss of use of limbs.

In brief: Multiple sclerosis

Inflamation attack on myelin covering nerves can attack any group of neuron so could give motor problems like loss of use of limbs.
Dr. Gamal Boutros
Dr. Gamal Boutros
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In brief: On occasion

Most often, only one arm is severely afflicted, and other relatively spared, if therapy fails to blunt or stop progression.
The key item, is to take potent effective meds such as Tysabri (natalizumab) or Gilenya, as the ultimate goal is to avoid disability, and prevent transition to the secondary progressive phase.

In brief: On occasion

Most often, only one arm is severely afflicted, and other relatively spared, if therapy fails to blunt or stop progression.
The key item, is to take potent effective meds such as Tysabri (natalizumab) or Gilenya, as the ultimate goal is to avoid disability, and prevent transition to the secondary progressive phase.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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In brief: Yes

Weakness as well as coordination problems can happen.

In brief: Yes

Weakness as well as coordination problems can happen.
Dr. William Shaffer
Dr. William Shaffer
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