Download PDF by William A. Sheremata: 100 questions & answers about multiple sclerosis

By William A. Sheremata

ISBN-10: 0763747637

ISBN-13: 9780763747633

No matter if you're a newly clinically determined sufferer or a friend of somebody with a number of sclerosis, this e-book deals details and luxury. thoroughly revised and up to date, a hundred Questions & solutions approximately a number of Sclerosis, moment variation presents authoritative, functional solutions to the most typical questions requested by means of sufferers. Written by means of a number one expert within the therapy of MS, this easy-to-read ebook is a entire advisor to knowing motives, prognosis, therapy, and lots more and plenty extra. together with real statement from sufferers, a hundred Questions & solutions approximately a number of Sclerosis, moment variation is a useful source for an individual dealing with the scientific, mental, and emotional turmoil of this illness.

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Antibody levels in most infected people fall and may seem to disappear over a long period of time. However, many patients with MS have higher than normal levels of antibody (including so-called “early” antibodies to this virus as well as many other viruses and substances). It is generally accepted that this antibody appears to be due to a problem of the immune responses rather than evidence that the Epstein-Barr virus is playing a role in MS. Recently, some scientists have reported that one third of MS patients have virus antibody in their spinal fluid that is not present in others.

Qxd 1 0 0 Q & A 12/23/05 A B O U T 9:38 AM Page 37 M U L T I P L E S C L E R O S I S It is clear that MS patients can suffer disability but not have secondary progressive, relapsing progressive, or primary progressive MS. No satisfactory terms or descriptors for stepwise progressing MS are in common use. Rapidly progressive MS or malignant MS are terms that are used to describe a small minority of patients who become disabled in a short period of time. These patients typically will have three or more attacks in their first year, often severe, and possess gene combinations (HLA-B-7 and DR-2) that occur in a small minority of MS patients.

Pyramidal tract the nerve fiber tract in the brainstem and spinal cord comprised of the nerve fibers arising from the motor cortex. qxd 1/3/06 1 0 0 11:08 AM Q & A Page 28 A B O U T M U L T I P L E S C L E R O S I S cut off fibers connecting the cerebellum to neurons in the spinal cord, resulting in gait problems. The patient does not have to have a tremor to have difficulty because of a plaque in the cerebellum or its connections. In summary, MS plaques can affect several different parts of the brain and spinal cord and cause difficulty in walking.

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