Multiple Sclerosis: Diseases Of The Immune System

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Diseases of the Immune System Multiple Sclerosis Multiple Sclerosis is a disease in which the immune system attacks the myelin, which is a sheath that protects your nerves. This damage disrupts the communication between your brain and the rest of your body. Eventually the nerves themselves may deteriorate and this is currently irreversible. The cause of multiple sclerosis is unknown. It's believed to be an autoimmune disease, in which the body's immune system attacks its own tissues ( There is a fatty substance called myelin that protects the nerves in the brain and spinal cord. In multiple sclerosis the immune system attacks this fatty substance and exposes the nerves. In this process the damage to the nerves causes the

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