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Multiple Sclerosis and its geographical prevalence pattern By David Ramm, Linda Mika Seab, Nicole Kristek, Kaytlin Hopkins, Kristina Smith
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Background Multiple Sclerosis is an autoimmune disease in which a person’s own immune response attacks their central nervous system. The immune system cells attack the myelin of the axons of the neurons in the central nervous system. Most common type of MS is relapsing remitting, in which a person experiences periods with symptoms and periods without symptoms. This affects 85% of people with MS.
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Background One of the most common symptoms is fatigue, followed by other symptoms like numbness, coordination problems, bladder dysfunction, dizziness and vertigo, pain, emotional changes, and depression. Despite all of these symptoms, with today’s medications most people with MS live fairly normal lives for a very long time.
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Background A combination of genetics and environmental factors More common in women then men Affects most races, but most common on
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