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MS 101

Whether you have or may have MS, or care about someone who does, finding the right information for you is an important step. Learn the facts about MS: what it is, who gets it and why, what symptoms it can cause, and how it's diagnosed and treated.

What Is Multiple Sclerosis?

The four recognized courses of MS, plus important information about "clinically isolated syndrome" or CIS

What Causes MS?

Factors that may be responsible

Who Gets MS?

Why some individuals are more likely than others to develop MS

How is MS Diagnosed?

The tests and procedures needed to diagnose MS

What are Possible Symptoms of MS?

The highly variable symptoms depend on which areas of the central nervous system have been damaged

How is MS Treated?

Strategies available to modify the disease course, treat relapses, manage symptoms, and improve function and quality of life

Glossary

Common terms related to MS