disseminated sclerosis


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disseminated sclerosis

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(Pathology) another name for multiple sclerosis
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Noun1.disseminated sclerosis - a chronic progressive nervous disorder involving loss of myelin sheath around certain nerve fibers
degenerative disorder - condition leading to progressive loss of function
demyelination - loss of the myelin covering of some nerve fibers resulting in their impaired function
induration, sclerosis - any pathological hardening or thickening of tissue
autoimmune disease, autoimmune disorder - any of a large group of diseases characterized by abnormal functioning of the immune system that causes your immune system to produce antibodies against your own tissues
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Generalized morphea is a rare condition and occurs in the cases of disseminated sclerosis without systemic involvement.3 It occurs mainly in adults and is diagnosed when four or more plaques become larger than 3cm and merge, involving two of the seven main anatomical areas (head and neck, left or right upper limb or lower limb, anterior or posterior trunk).4 Thyroid dysfunction is commonly reported in systemic sclerosis but it has been rarely associated with morphea.5,6 Moreover there are only few cases of plaque-type morphea reported to be associated with autoimmune thyroiditis.
Mcalpine, "The familial incidence of disseminated sclerosis and its significance," Brain, vol.
Multiple sclerosis (MS), also known as disseminated sclerosis or encephalomyelitis disseminata, is an inflammatory disease in which the insulating covers, called myelinsheaths, of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord arc damaged.

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