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Myelocortical MS (discovered in 2018)
« on: October 21, 2022, 09:41:25 pm »
A subtype of MS that is being called myelocortical MS was first described in 2018, according to this article in WebMD (May 22, 2022):

There is a passage in the article that illustrates how little is really known about MS, even now, when we have magnetic resonance imaging and a boatload of MS disease-modifying drugs:

Scientists donít yet have a way to identify MCMS in people who are still alive.
MRI scans are still the best way to detect MS lesions in the brain and spinal cord.

But right now, this kind of brain imaging doesnít show a difference between white matter lesions in a typical MS brain and abnormal tissue in someone who has MCMS.

Thereís evidence that nerve fibers, or axons, swell in the brains of people with MS. Scientists arenít sure why this happens, but it seems to mimic white matter lesions on an MRI.
« Last Edit: October 21, 2022, 09:44:47 pm by agate »
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