Multiple Sclerosis

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-29832-0_1051

Multiple scelerosis is an autoimmune disease mediated by T and B lymphocytes and macrophages. Which is chracterized by extensive inflammation and demyelination of the myelin sheath that surrounds the nerve fibre. The death of the nerve fibre results in a variety of symptoms that can lead to impairment of movement, paralysis and death.

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