Multiple Sclerosis

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busdriverre
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Multiple Sclerosis
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2009-11-21 17:49:01
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Multiple Sclerosis
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  1. Multiple Sclerosis
    • autoimmune-affects myelin sheath & prevents conduction on nerves
    • comes and goes
    • cause is unknown, no diagnostic tests
    • higher risk is 1st degree relative has disease
    • increased risk in colder climates
    • increased risk if woman
    • promote mobility
    • manage symptoms

    • night spasms
    • can't control movements
    • blurred vision, double vision, mystagmus
    • mumbness, tingling in extremities
    • bowel/bladder dysfunction
    • genetic risk
  2. Multiple Sclerosis-types
    • relaxing-remitting
    • steady, gradual degeneration
    • secondary progressive: relapsing-remitting w/final progressive
    • progressive relapsing: some relapse, never gets better or returns to baseline
  3. Multiple Sclerosis-drug therapy
    • interferon beta
    • antibodies
    • synthetic protein
    • chemo
    • immunosuppresive therapy
    • muscle relaxants
    • treat paresthesia
    • treat B/B dysfunction

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