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

In 1961, over 80% of Multiple Sclerosis patients were reported surviving to 20 years after onset of illness.

Early Symptoms

The nature of multiple sclerosis and the vagueness of a symptom appearing here or there over time, without any apparent connection means there is a lack of data on what can accurately be considered as early symptom of multiple sclerosis... Read More