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Multiple Sclerosis: The Next 20 Years

  • Howard L. Weiner
Chapter
Part of the Current Clinical Neurology book series (CCNEU)

Abstract

Although one cannot predict where science will be in two decades from now, based on our current understanding and the work being done, it is possible to speculate on where the field of multiple sclerosis will be in 2030. I discuss below, four important areas which I believe will change our understanding and treatment of the disease in the next 20 years.

Keywords

Heterogeneity Biomarkers Lesions Innate immune system Cytotoxic Immunotherapy Cure 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Howard L. Weiner
    • 1
  1. 1.Partners Multiple Sclerosis Center, Center for Neurologic DiseasesBrigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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