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

Multiple Sclerosis affects women much more frequently than men. Approx. 1.7 – 2:1 in the US and approx 3:2 in the UK. The ratio of white to non-white is approx 2:1.

Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis

The symptoms of multiple sclerosis are varied and can occur suddenly, then disappear again just as quickly. There are no specific sets of symptoms applicable to any of the types of multiple sclerosis. Additionally, symptoms of multiple sclerosis tend to vary considerably from one person to another and also to be distant in time... Read More