Multiple Sclerosis: Epidemiologic, Clinical, and Therapeutic Aspects.

  title={Multiple Sclerosis: Epidemiologic, Clinical, and Therapeutic Aspects.},
  author={A Vidal-Jordana and Xavier Montalban},
  journal={Neuroimaging clinics of North America},
  volume={27 2},
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic autoimmune and degenerative disease of the central nervous system that affects young people. MS develops in genetically susceptible individuals exposed to different unknown triggering factors. Different phenotypes are described. About 15% of patients present with a primary progressive course and 85% with a relapsing-remitting course. An increasing number of disease-modifying treatments has emerged. Although encouraging, the number of drugs challenges the… CONTINUE READING
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