Multiple Sclerosis is an unpredictable and potentially disabling disease of the central nervous system, which interrupts the flow of information within the brain,and between the brain and body. The disease is thought to be to be triggered in a genetically susceptible individual by a combination of one or more environmental factors. In MS, the immutne system attacks tissue and cells within the central nervous system (CNS) and causes damage to nerve connections resulting in neurological symptons. Although MS is thought by some scientists no be an autoimmune disease, others disagree because the specific target of the immune attack in MS has not yet been identified. For this reason, MS is referred to as an immune-mediated disease.
*An estimated 2.3 million people live with MS worldwide.
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