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

In identical twins where one twin develops the disease, the likelihood of the second twin developing Multiple Sclerosis is approx 30%.

What is Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis is currently thought to be an autoimmune disease. An autoimmune disease is one where the body's immune system is thought to attack its own cells and therefore cause damage.... Read More