Multiple Sclerosis



This class of disease affects the covering surrounding nerve processes, resulting in abnormal electrical conduction. The best-known example of this type of disease is multiple sclerosis. The diagnosis is based on the observation of neurologic deficits separated by site in the central nervous system and time in occurrence. Generally each attack is marked by some recovery although usually not to the premorbid level. Supporting studies include MRI, spinal fluid analysis and visual evoked responses.