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Hughes Syndrome

I'd never heard of this before either until I saw this on the BBC web site.

John Simper, 60, from Ipswich, is convinced he has been suffering from Hughes Syndrome which thickens the blood and slows down the brain.

This condition, discovered in 1993, mimics MS but can be easily treated with blood thinning drugs or aspirin.

Mr Simper has now started a crusade to make the condition more well known.
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Immune system

Dear all,

Here is an easy to read intro about the immune system and MS - with some nice pictures.

Ian ... nflict.asp
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Sept. '06 Vitamin D Article

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good info on genetics and MS

Don't know if this has been posted before, but the link below goes to a long, dense webpage on genetics and other aspects of multiple sclerosis courtesy of the "Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man" site from Johns Hopkins. It's good bedtime reading if you're trying to get over insomnia...but a good reference anyway. ... ?id=126200
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Dear all,

The ECTRIMS conference takes place at the end of September. The Boston Cure Project attends the conference and produces a summary which I will copy across to this site. The number of subjects covered in the conference is mind-boggling. Clicking on 'scientific programme' provides details of the presentations and posters. In terms of treatments, data will be presented on a range of drugs including new formula Rebif, FTY720 and Mitoxantrone.

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Pregnancy and arthritis

A reader of the site Chris wanted me to post this article from the Seattle Times. It's very interesting and maybe will have some effect on the research of pregnancy and MS too.

Hutch experts discover why pregnancy curbs arthritis
By Warren King

Seattle Times medical reporter

Denise Swanson, a special-education teacher in Seattle, says all of the symptoms of her rheumatoid arthritis disappeared when she was pregnant.

Rheumatoid arthritis like Denise Swanson's can be ...
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Ms specialist found in our state! :)

I used the MS society to see if we even had a specialtist in Arkansas, they have a 800 number to find out locations: (800) 344 4867 and they have you on hold forever! but I got through so here is what I found out:

The specialist in Arkansas is Dr. Archer at UAMS and VA in Little Rock
We are suppose to get a referral to UAMS hopefully Monday, but I don't know who ...
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Edited.... what should I expect?

THis is what has been done, does anyone know if that's enough to be expected in this amount of time?( 2 1/2 months since we sought help) Or maybe he should have had more tests by now?

One brain MRI -clear
nerve conduction test- good
chest x-ray
ekg- good except for sinus tachycardia
blood work done, hematology, chemistry, checked for hepatitis, and checked tsh level.

Also I wanted to add, I think I understand why ...
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Better understanding of SPMS

Unlike RRMS, SPMS is less about inflammation and more about enlargement of lesions and axonal degeneration - leading to permanent disability.

The mechanisms driving SPMS are different to RRMS and treatments for RRMS are usually of little benefit for SPMS. The following research points to some possible culprits which could be targeted by treatments.

Ian ... xpres.html
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