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What exactly is multiple sclerosis? What is the usual prognosis and what is the treatment?
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In brief: Autoimmune
Ms is a disease where the immune system attacks the coverings of nerves in the brain and spinal cord.
Susceptibility due to heredity and environment seem to affect who gets afflicted. The prognosis is improving dramatically these days due to new medicines. Therapies include tysabri, (natalizumab) gilenya, copaxone, betaseron, rebith, extavia, etc.

In brief: Autoimmune
Ms is a disease where the immune system attacks the coverings of nerves in the brain and spinal cord.
Susceptibility due to heredity and environment seem to affect who gets afflicted. The prognosis is improving dramatically these days due to new medicines. Therapies include tysabri, (natalizumab) gilenya, copaxone, betaseron, rebith, extavia, etc.
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