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On Tues. my wife and I took our daughter to see a specialist in Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. She has been experiencing some joint pain and her AnA test came back elevated. On top of this she also has shingles. All this and she is only 9 years old. Lupus was also a possibility. After checking her out physically, he said she didn't seem to have enough symptoms to diagnose either RA of Lupus. She did ...
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This article is about Tysabri but covers other issues - like debunking the idea that there is no damage during remissions and some stuff on imaging.

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Varicella-Zoster Strikes Again

This study seems to confirm the work of Italian researchers posted a couple of months ago. Beware varicella-zoster.

Varicella-zoster virus at relapses of multiple sclerosis.

J Neurol. 2007 Mar 31;
Sotelo J, Ordonez G, Pineda B.
Neuroimmunology Unit, National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery of Mexico, Insurgentes Sur 3877, 14269, Mexico City, Mexico,

The possible participation of different herpes viruses was studied during exacerbations of multiple sclerosis (MS). We ...
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Cannabis could hold the key to ending multiple sclerosis misery 03 April 2007

Researchers investigating the role of cannabinoids - chemical substances contained within cannabis – in the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS), have found they could significantly enhance therapy, not only by reducing nerve damage and erratic nerve impulses, but perhaps even by hindering development of the condition.

The findings, published online in Nature Medicine demonstrates for the first time how cannabis might ...
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help for very advanced MS patient

My wife had her first attack 30 years ago
She is now 63 years old in a reclining wheel chair because she has zero trunk strength and can not sit up
hel legs are totally racked by spasums and has not had any use of them for a decade
she has little use of her arms
her neurologist says she has zero meilin left.

no one seems to talk about the patient
are there any ...
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Large Study Shows That Presence of Neutralizing Antibodies Did Not Predict Clinical Response to Betaseron Treatment
02 April 2007

Berlex, Inc., a U.S. affiliate of Bayer Schering Pharma AG, Germany, announced today the results of a retrospective study demonstrating that the presence of neutralizing antibodies (NAbs) that can develop in response to Betaseron(R) (interferon beta-1b) therapy did not predict clinical response in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). (1) The study looked at data from ...
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Hygiene Hypothesis

Dear all,

Yes it was me who funded Lyon's vacation to Florida - Bob's a nice guy, but I thought we could all do with a break from his worm theory. But I did promise him that I would post relevant articles, and here is one on the hygiene hypothesis. ... 596735.ece

If you can think of anyone else who might need a vacation (not my new friend ...
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How carbon monoxides antiinflamatory effect works

Recently I read, that CO may have a positive effect on MS. Here is an explanation for its antiinflamatory mechanism of action: ... mation.xml

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How do you cope with MS when dealing with tough periods?

I was wondering how people cope with MS when they're going through a rough patch in their life like a death of a loved one or losing a job. I am dealing with the latter where I had lost a job I liked. I have managed to get contract work but it's not what I really want.

I am now faced with a situation where I visibly limp and I disclose my illness to prospective ...
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Is Diabetes a Neurological Disease?

Lynda Carol, this one is for you. ... ht_cu.html

Monday, December 18, 2006
Diabetes, A Neurological Disorder?

Remember how peptic ulcer disease was put on its head, when it was shown to have an infectious etiology, with the
discovery of H. pylori? Today we are dealing with diabetes research that is opening completely new frontiers.
In a finding that may revolutionize diabetes treatment, scientists from The Hospital for ...
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