Multiple Sclerosis, 1st Edition

  • Lisa I. Lezzoni
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  • ISBN-10: 0313365652
  • ISBN-13: 9780313365652
  • DDC: 616.8
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 192 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released January 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS (MS) is a degenerative, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that affects 250,000 to 400,000 people living in the United States. It generally starts in young adulthood. Written by a professor of medicine who is also personally affected by the disease, Multiple Sclerosis offers an overview of every aspect of the condition. It begins by introducing the central nervous system and describing how multiple sclerosis affects the brain and spinal cord. The author then reviews early understanding of MS, how it was first recognized as a disease, and the discoveries that have helped explain its causes. The book describes MS symptoms, societal attitudes, workplace accomidations, aids for those with walking difficulty, and reviews today's treatments and research directions.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles in the Biograhies of Disease Series.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Series Foreword.
List of Illustrations.
List of Tables.
1: Introducing the Central Nervous System and the Pathology of Multiple Sclerosis.
2: History of MS.
3: MS in Populations around the World.
4: Role of the Immune System in Causing MS.
5: Sympons and Diagnosis of MS.
6: MS Treatments.
7: Disability and Rehabilitation Therapies.
8: Ambulation Aids and Wheeled Mobility Aids.
9: Accommodating Disability and Disability Civil Rights.
Internet Resources.
About the Author.