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How does one get multiple sclerosis?

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Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry
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In brief: No one really knows

Ms is thought to be caused when the immune system attacks the neurons in the body, specifically the cells that make white matter.
There are many theories of why the body does this but no agreement.

In brief: No one really knows

Ms is thought to be caused when the immune system attacks the neurons in the body, specifically the cells that make white matter.
There are many theories of why the body does this but no agreement.
Dr. Brad Bobrin
Dr. Brad Bobrin
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Ms occurs in genetically susceptible pts, if a sequence of environmental events are present.
Although it is unclear how the process first gets going, we do know that there is increased incidence in northern latitudes, a past history of eb viral infections (99.5%), a higher incidence in those with low vitamin d levels, and higher incidence in women who delay having children until older.

In brief: Newer items

Ms occurs in genetically susceptible pts, if a sequence of environmental events are present.
Although it is unclear how the process first gets going, we do know that there is increased incidence in northern latitudes, a past history of eb viral infections (99.5%), a higher incidence in those with low vitamin d levels, and higher incidence in women who delay having children until older.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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