Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Glossary

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Glossary - L

  • leg cramps - muscle spasms in the leg
  • leukoderma - vitiligo - loss of skin pigmentation, usually occurring in patches
  • leukorrhea - thick, whitish or yellow-white discharge from the vagina, usually the result of an infection of the mucous membranes of the uterus or vagina
  • libido decreased - decreased sexual drive
  • lichenoid dermatitis - form of neurodermatitis; characterized by intense itching (pruritus) with exudative, weeping patches on the skin scattered irregularly over most of the body, many of which are of the eczematous type and undergo lichenification
  • lung edema - pulmonary edema - build up of fluid within the lungs
  • lymphocytic - pertaining to any of the colorless cells of 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.

Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis

The symptoms of multiple sclerosis are varied and can occur suddenly, then disappear again just as quickly. There are no specific sets of symptoms applicable to any of the types of multiple sclerosis. Additionally, symptoms of multiple sclerosis tend to vary considerably from one person to another and also to be distant in time... Read More