Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Glossary

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Glossary - P

 petechia

Definition:

  • petechia - small red or purple spots on the surface of the skin or mucous membranes as the result of tiny hemorrhages of blood vessel

 

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Multiple Sclerosis

The incidence rate for non-identical twins, where one contracts Multiple Sclerosis, is approx 4%.

Life Expectancy

Life expectancy for people who have multiple sclerosis is growing longer with every passing year, particularly with the advancement of medical science, new drugs and better care and understanding of the disease.... Read More