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Multiple sclerosis (MS) involves an immune-mediated process in which an abnormal response of the body’s immune system is directed against the central nervous system (CNS), says the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. It wants us to understand that, within the CNS, the immune system causes inflammation that damages myelin—the fatty substance that surrounds and insulates the nerve fibers—as well as the nerve fibers themselves, and the specialized cells that make myelin. Damage to areas of the CNS can produce a variety of neurological symptoms that will vary among people with MS in type and severity.

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What Is Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis is a disease that affects the central nervous system and is considered an autoimmune disease, in which the immune system attacks its …