This concise, abundantly illustrated text provides a complete overview of multiple sclerosis. By including recent research findings in genetics, immunology and pathophysiology, the authors provide reliable and up-to-date guidance on the epidemiology, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of MS. Of particular interest to neuroscientists and neurologists will be the reviews of experimental models of MS, pathology of the demyelinated plaque, HLA associations and the role of immune mechanisms. Contributors analyze the environmental and geographical factors in the etiology of MS, including the possible role of infectious agents. The clinical sections of the book include discussion of neurological, sexual, psychological and cognitive disturbances. A review of diagnostic criteria and rehabilitation measures are prominent features of this highly practical book.
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Pathology and experimental models
Genetics and immunology
Pathophysiology of impaired neural transmission
Assessment of performance ability and disability
Management and therapy
Symptomatic treatment and nutrition
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