Multiple Sclerosis, 1st Edition

  • Series Name: Diseases & Disorders Series
  • Melissa Abramovitz
  • Published By: Lucent Press (Rosen)
  • ISBN-10: 1420505432
  • ISBN-13: 9781420505436
  • DDC: 616.8
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 10th Grade
  • 112 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released August 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disease in which the immune system eats away at the protective sheath covering the nerves, interfering with the communication between the brain and the body. This book explains who gets the disorder and why, and how it affects the body. Diagnosis and current treatment options are discussed, as well as living with the disease. With full-color photos and illustrations, this book offers the latest statistics along with information on new treatments, drugs, and future research.

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Diseases & Disorders Series

The DISEASES & DISORDERS series offers young readers and researchers a means of understanding ailments and their ramifications. Clear, careful explanations offer insight into what these conditions are, what causes them, how people live with them, and the latest information about treatment and prevention. All volumes include primary and secondary source quotations, annotated bibliographies and lists of organizations to contact for additional information.

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"This book is best for a high school or college library. One sees the rationale for the inclusion of this series in a public library as well, since victims' families will seek answers to their questions."--Ludington Library Reviews, January, 2011

— Ludington Library Reviews

"This title provides a thorough overview of multiple sclerosis. It illustrates how multiple sclerosis looks inside the brain with a magnetic resonance imaging scan and the different parts of a myelin sheath that have been damaged."--SWON Libraries, May, 2011

— Southwest Ohio and Neighboring Libraries (SWON Libraries)

"Primary-source quotes personalize the experiences. A solid addition to the mental-health sections." -- School Library Journal (October 2001)

— School Library Journal

"Factful and useful books that approach their subjects as puzzlers for which great strides have been made in the last few decades in terms of diagnosis and treatment." -- School Library Journal (April 2001)

— School Library Journal

"Captioned photos and diagrams illustrate each book and both volumes have source notes, a list of organizations and Web sites, and a bibliography that will be useful for report writers, debaters, and parents of children diagnosed with these disfunctions." -- Booklist (October 2001)

— Booklist

"Overall, the more thorough and accessible than that in many books. Well-done and intuitively organized." -- School Library Journal (May 2002)

— School Library Journal

"Volumes explore causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. New research techniques are described in detail. Each disorder is fully explained in non-technical terms." -- School Library Journal (March 2003)

— School Library Journal