"Prevailing thought is that MS is an autoimmune disorder whereby an unknown agent or agents triggers a T cell–mediated inflammatory attack, causing demyelination of central nervous system tissue."
So if I get a "probable" ms-diagnosis I probably have Multiple Sclerosis which is suspected to be Autoimune which by the way is a still only a theory. Great!notasperfectasyou wrote:Autoimmunity is unproven. it is a theory, not a fact.
Thomas wrote:@notasperfectasyou: you don´t sound like a smartie pants at all. I just don´t understand how MS treatment and research can be based on the suspicion that it is autoimmune. Science isn´t about suspicion is it?
Autoimmunity is unproven. it is a theory, not a fact.
cheerleader wrote:There is an immune response in MS, oligoclonal bands in CSF show this
jay123 wrote:As for northern latituesd I understand the vit-d/vein health theory, but personally my whole life up until heat related MS problems) was spent outdoors whenever possible, say at least 6 months a year of a lot of sunshine. I did summer farm work, sports, swimming, yard work, house painting - I grew up in the day of games were played outside, not on TV (I'm 53). I wish I knew my vit-d levels for those years, now I know it's a little low but I am not outside often.
Loobie wrote:The key word there is "many". "many" patients will also tout the benefits of Avonex and Copaxone. Nothing certain about Campath by any means. Does it look like the absolute most promising pharmaceutical? Absolutely, but there are also many who will say the same thing about CCSVI and LDN and Tovaxin.....
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