National MS society web: The word "autoimmune"dissapears.

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National MS society web: The word "autoimmune"dissapears.

Postby frodo » Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:31 am

After several years saying "MS is an autoimmune disease that ..." now they begin like this:

"Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body"

Source: https://www.nationalmssociety.org/What-is-MS

There is no reference to autoimmunity anymore!!!!
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Re: National MS society web: The word "autoimmune"dissapears

Postby jimmylegs » Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:00 am

take control of your own health
pursue optimal self care at least as actively as a diagnosis
ask for referrals to preventive health care specialists eg dietitians
don't let suboptimal self care muddy any underlying diagnostic picture!
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Re: National MS society web: The word "autoimmune"dissapears

Postby NHE » Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:29 pm

https://www.nationalmssociety.org/What- ... ed-disease

Multiple sclerosis is considered to be an immune-mediated disease in which the body's immune system attacks the central nervous system (CNS). Most MS experts believe it to be an autoimmune disease, although this continues to be the subject of debate in the scientific community. Autoimmunity — the prefix “auto” means “self" — means that the immune system is reacting against normally-occurring antigens (proteins that stimulate an immune response) in the body, as if these antigens were foreign. However, no specific antigen has yet been identified in MS, leading some MS experts to conclude that MS cannot be classified as an autoimmune disease at this time.
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Re: National MS society web: The word "autoimmune"dissapears

Postby frodo » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:35 am

jimmylegs wrote:still autoimmune here https://mssociety.ca/about-ms/what-is-ms


Well, they are more careful than previously. They say "... is currently classified as an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system ...". Much more careful.
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Re: National MS society web: The word "autoimmune"dissapears

Postby jimmylegs » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:52 am

i don't personally recall what the language has been over time at https://mssociety.ca/about-ms/what-is-ms , but the wayback machine probably does.
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ask for referrals to preventive health care specialists eg dietitians
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Re: National MS society web: The word "autoimmune"dissapears

Postby jimmylegs » Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:43 pm

related

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4754614/
"Taking into account the results of B‐cell‐depleting drugs, the production of autoantibodies as the driving force in MS pathology has become less likely, while particularly the ‘innate’ B‐cell functions can be considered relevant. As yet, vitamin D effects on these B‐cell functions have been poorly investigated, the more so with respect to in vivo effects. Therefore, this area offers many opportunities for further research."
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