Font Size
A
A
A
1
...

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis Overview

Multiple sclerosis (MS) can be thought of as an immune-mediated inflammatory process involving different areas of the central nervous system (CNS) at various points in time. As the name suggests, multiple sclerosis affects many areas of the CNS.

  • Multiple sclerosis is more common in individuals of northern European descent.
  • Women are more than twice as likely to develop multiple sclerosis as men.
  • Multiple sclerosis usually affects people between the ages of 20 and 50 years, and the average age of onset is approximately 34 years.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/7/2013

Must Read Articles Related to Multiple Sclerosis

Anatomy of the Central Nervous System
Anatomy of the Central Nervous System The central nervous system consists of the brain and spinal cord.learn more >>
Complete Blood Count (CBC)
Complete Blood Count (CBC) Complete blood count (CBC) is one of the most common blood tests. The complete blood count test provides valuable information about the quantity of the differen...learn more >>
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) FAQs
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) FAQs Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease that affects different parts of the central nervous system at different points in time. The central nervous system ...learn more >>

Patient Comments & Reviews

The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Multiple Sclerosis:

Multiple Sclerosis - Effective Treatment

What treatment has been effective for your multiple sclerosis?

Multiple Sclerosis - Symptoms

The symptoms of multiple sclerosis can vary greatly from patient to patient. What were your symptoms at the onset of your disease?

Multiple Sclerosis - Causes

What caused your multiple sclerosis?

Multiple Sclerosis - Prognosis

What is your multiple sclerosis prognosis?




Read What Your Physician is Reading on Medscape

Multiple Sclerosis »

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory, demyelinating disease of the central nervous system (CNS).

Read More on Medscape Reference »


Medical Dictionary