Demyelinating disease

Any condition that damages the sheath that protects the brain and spinal nerves.


Demyelinating disease is any condition that damages the myelin sheath. This sheath protects the brain and spinal nerves. The condition causes nerve inflammation. As a result, nerve impulses may slow or stop.


Symptoms include vision loss, muscle weakness, and loss of sensation.


Medications and physical therapy can manage symptoms.

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