Multiple Sclerosis Analytical Essay by Peter Pen

Multiple Sclerosis
An extensive analysis of Multiple Sclerosis and current treatment modalities.
# 62550 | 2,361 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2004
Published on Nov 29, 2005 in English (Analysis) , Medical and Health (General)

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This paper identifies the development of Multiple Sclerosis (MS), examining possible causes and diagnosis techniques. The paper examines the progression of disease and presents current treatment modalities and research studies currently in progress. The paper explains that while the causes of MS are still being studied, there may be evidence of genetic predisposition, environmental factors, viruses and autoimmune dysfunction. The paper contends that research so far is inconclusive and researchers think MS develops due to a combination of these factors. Diagnostic studies are reviewed and discussed as to diagnosing the disease. The progression of the disease is discussed from relapsing-remitting MS to progressive MS. The paper presents a discussion of current treatment modalities based on the symptoms and type of MS that is diagnosed. The paper also examines the current clinical trials in progress and approval of new treatment modalities. The paper looks at several treatments, with the main focus on a research of a new drug therapy with monoclonal-antibodies called Tysabri.
Types of MS
Possible Causes
Diagnostic Methods
Treatment Modalities

From the Paper:

"MS is a chronic, long term condition that affects the central nervous system, including the brain and spinal cord. MS is thought to be related to immune dysfunction, where the body's immune system attacks itself called an autoimmune disease. Studies show that the development of MS may occur as genetic predisposition. For example, if a family member has MS one would have a slightly higher incidence of developing the disease. It is not thought to occur by genetics alone, but in relation to an environmental exposure or infection. Factors that have been linked to development of the disease are the above mentioned genetic factor, environmental factors, viruses, and autoimmune disease. Environmental factors show a decrease in the incidence of the disease the closer to the equator that one lives. Studies have shown a higher incidence in northern states with seasonal changes, than in southern states. Researchers have not been able to identify the exact chromosome that would indicate MS. "

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