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New studies question vascular multiple sclerosis hypothesis and treatment
Date:8/2/2010

differences between the MS group and control group relating to total IJV blood flow. "Our study found no support for using endovascular procedures such as angioplasty or stenting to treat MS patients," Dr. Sundstrm affirmed.

MS is an inflammatory disease of the central nervous system in which lesions (plaques) form in the white matter of the brain and destroy the myelin sheath around nerve fibers. Initial symptoms of MStypically blurred or double vision, muscle weakness, sensory changes, or difficulty with balanceusually appear between the ages of 20 and 40. The course can be relapsing-remitting or relentlessly progressive, and if untreated results in permanent neurologic disability in most affected individuals. MS affects 2.5 million individuals worldwide, making it one of the most common neurological disorders and causes of disability in young adults.


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