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Are multiple sclerosis and myasthenia gravis conditions of the neuroglia?

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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In brief: Neither of them

Neither of these conditions is a condition of the neuroglia.
To some extent, glial cells are involved in the repair of damage that occurs in MS. Myasthenia is a condition that occurs at the junction of the nerve and muscle, no glia cells are present there.

In brief: Neither of them

Neither of these conditions is a condition of the neuroglia.
To some extent, glial cells are involved in the repair of damage that occurs in MS. Myasthenia is a condition that occurs at the junction of the nerve and muscle, no glia cells are present there.
Dr. Olav Jaren
Dr. Olav Jaren
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In brief: Not likely

Both conditions are autoimmune disorders, as ms attacks myelin nerve coverings in brain and spinal cord, but mg damages the peripheral junction receptors between nerve and muscle.
Some evidence is arising that the CNS might involve astrocytes in ms, but no such data is known in mg. Treatments are very different from one disease to the other.

In brief: Not likely

Both conditions are autoimmune disorders, as ms attacks myelin nerve coverings in brain and spinal cord, but mg damages the peripheral junction receptors between nerve and muscle.
Some evidence is arising that the CNS might involve astrocytes in ms, but no such data is known in mg. Treatments are very different from one disease to the other.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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