Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Glossary

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Glossary - P

 pneumonia

Definition:

  • pneumonia - an infection of the lung characterized by inflammation; usually caused by a pathogen such as a bacteria or virus

 

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Multiple Sclerosis

2002 A patient with Multiple Sclerosis can expect to live to average population life-expectancy minus seven years (mean life expectancy - 7 years).

MS Drugs

It should be noted that the multiple sclerosis drugs currently in use to treat MS are immunomodulatory. This means the approved drugs used specifically in the treatment of multiple sclerosis have a direct effect on the workings and efficiency of the normal immune system... Read More