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Multiple sclerosis patients


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    • found: Work cat.: DeFrantz, Anita L. My Olympic life, 2017:p. 157 ("In 1991, I was formally diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, the degeneration of the nerve covers in the spinal cord and brain.") p. 158 (diagnosed with relapsing MS, meaning that symptoms occurred in isolated attacks rather than continuously deteriorating over time) pp. 159-160 ("Like more than 400,000 people here in the United States, and 2.5 million others worldwide afflicted with an incurable disease, I live with it and get on with life. ... to keep MS from taking me down mentally, I keep myself on the run")
    • found: LCSH, Oct. 20, 2017(Multiple sclerosis. UF MS (Disease); Sclerosis, Multiple)
    • found: MS Society of Canada website, Oct. 20, 2017:MS information > What is MS? (multiple sclerosis (MS); MS is currently classified as an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system (brain, spinal cord). The disease attacks myelin, the protective covering of the nerves, causing inflammation and often damaging the myelin; people living with MS; MS is divided into several basic categories, depending on the pattern of the individual's disease: Relapsing Remitting MS (RRMS); Progressive MS (PMS); Progressive Relapsing MS; MS is not fatal for the vast majority of people living with the disease. Most people who have MS can expect a normal or near-normal lifespan, thanks to improvements in symptom management and the MS disease-modifying therapies)
    • found: National Multiple Sclerosis Society website, Oct. 20, 2017:what is MS? (Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body) who gets MS? (people with MS; persons with MS; more people are being diagnosed with MS today than in the past) types of MS (Relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS); Primary progressive MS (PPMS); Secondary progressive MS (SPMS))
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    • 2017-10-20: new
    • 2018-01-05: revised
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