Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Glossary

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Glossary - K

  • keratoconjunctivitis - dryness of the conjunctiva and cornea which may cause the cornea to become thickened and a loss of visual acuity
  • ketosis - an abnormal increase of ketone bodies in the body in conditions of reduced or disturbed carbohydrate metabolism such as is found in uncontrolled diabetes mellitus
  • kidney calculus - kidney stone; presence of the a stone (calculus) formed within the kidney
  • kidney failure - inability of the kidneys to excrete waste products, concentrate urine, and conserve electrolytes
  • kidney tubular disorder - renal tubular acidosis - the inability of the kidneys to properly or adequately remove acids from the blood

 

 

 

Multiple Sclerosis

The risk of contracting Multiple Sclerosis if a first-degree relative (father, mother, sibling) has the disease, is approx 1% - 3% overall.

Cause of Multiple Sclerosis

The cause of multiple sclerosis remains a mystery. Many different causes have been proposed and investigated but as yet the cause of multiple sclerosis remains elusive... Read More