Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Glossary

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Glossary - B

  • balanitis - inflammation of the head of the penis usually as a result of infection
  • blepharitis - inflammation of the eyelids
  • blindness - being without sight; or, having a maximal visual acuity after correction by refractive lenses, of one-tenth normal vision or less (20/200 or less on the Snellen test).
  • brain edema - excessive accumulation of fluid in the brain; causes include trauma, tumor, and increased permeability of capillaries as a result of anoxia or exposure to toxic substances
  • breast engorgement - the painful overfilling of the breasts with milk
  • bursitis - inflammation of the fluid-filled sac (bursa) that lies between a tendon and surrounding tissue, or between a tendon and bone

 

 

 

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).

Life Expectancy

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