Multiple Sclerosis (MS) FAQs (cont.)
The central nervous system.
Immune system T cells attack and destroy the myelin sheath, leaving the nerve cell fibers unprotected.
Medically reviewed by Jon Glass, MD; American board of Psychiatry and Neurology
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Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/6/2014
Carmel Armon, MD, MHS, MSc
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