Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Glossary

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Glossary - C

cheilitis

Definition:

  • cheilitis - inflammation of the lip or lips.

Angular cheilitis is common, usually caused by infection, often a yeast, and is easily managed, whereas actinic cheilitis is uncommon and considered a pre-cancerous condition resulting from too much exposure to sunlight.

 

| carcinoma of lung | cardiac arrest | cardiomegaly | cardiospasm | cellulitis | cerebral hemorrhage | cerebral ischemia | cervicitis | cheilitis | cholecystitis | cholelithiasis | chronic brain syndrome | chronic lymphocytic leukemia | coma | contact dermatitis | Cushing’s Syndrome | cyanosis |

 

Multiple Sclerosis

The average time between clinical onset of MS and diagnosis by physicians is 4 - 5 years.

What is Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis is currently thought to be an autoimmune disease. An autoimmune disease is one where the body's immune system is thought to attack its own cells and therefore cause damage.... Read More