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Can a head injury with brain damage lead to multiple sclerosis?

16 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology
13 doctors agree

In brief: No

Ms is at this point considered to be an immune related condition.
The cause of MS unfortunately less understood: most neuroscientist feel that the immune system ("body police") attack the brain. This is reflected in the highly efficacious MS therapy available such as interferons, cop axone and tysabri (natalizumab).

In brief: No

Ms is at this point considered to be an immune related condition.
The cause of MS unfortunately less understood: most neuroscientist feel that the immune system ("body police") attack the brain. This is reflected in the highly efficacious MS therapy available such as interferons, cop axone and tysabri (natalizumab).
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Dr. Marcel Hungs
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Dr. Anthony Mosley
MS is autoimmune (like Lupus). No evidence of any link to head injury.
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: NO

Ms is auto-immune (similar to lupus).
I know of no research suggesting a link between head injury and later developing ms.

In brief: NO

Ms is auto-immune (similar to lupus).
I know of no research suggesting a link between head injury and later developing ms.
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Dr. Anthony Mosley
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In brief: Not so.

Although many legal cases have dealt with this topic, research has failed to prove a relationship with closed head trauma, and the american academy of neurology finds no evidence to support this.

In brief: Not so.

Although many legal cases have dealt with this topic, research has failed to prove a relationship with closed head trauma, and the american academy of neurology finds no evidence to support this.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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In brief: Unlikely

The american academy of neurology finds little evidence that closed head trauma can affect multiple sclerosis in any fashion.
However, some isolated cases of open skull injuries, and intracranial hemorrhages may well have worsened the pre-existing disease state. This is usually an additive problem.

In brief: Unlikely

The american academy of neurology finds little evidence that closed head trauma can affect multiple sclerosis in any fashion.
However, some isolated cases of open skull injuries, and intracranial hemorrhages may well have worsened the pre-existing disease state. This is usually an additive problem.
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care

In brief: Yes

Medical model will disagree but holistic perspective is injury creating interference fields.

In brief: Yes

Medical model will disagree but holistic perspective is injury creating interference fields.
Dr. Vasu Brown
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Dr. Ronald Herring
There is no evidence that blunt trauma causes MS. MS is generally considered a disease complex caused by a disorder of the immune system. Genetics plays a role as well as it shapes the immune system.
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