Is Long-term Disability in Multiple Sclerosis Associated with Diffuse Cerebral Pathology Independent of Relapses?


Authors: J. Piťha
Authors‘ workplace: MS Centrum Teplice, Neurologické oddělení, Krajská zdravotní, a. s. – Nemocnice Teplice o. z.
Published in: Cesk Slov Neurol N 2014; 77/110(1): 35-38
Category: Review Article

Overview

Development of disability in multiple sclerosis is traditional understood to be a consequence of accumulation of past relapses. New findings suggest that disability may also result from changes associated with diffuse cerebral pathology consequent to inflammatory and neurodegenerative changes in the normal-appearing white matter. The article attempts to answer questions related to immunopathological and morphological changes in the central nervous system leading to permanent disability.

Key words:
multiple sclerosis – relapse – disability – diffuse cerebral pathology

The author declares he has no potential conflicts of interest concerning drugs, products, or services used in the study.

The Editorial Board declares that the manuscript met the ICMJE “uniform requirements” for biomedical papers.


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