MS has been described as the most common illness causing disability under the age of 45 years. Most people, especially women, have their first symptoms and are diagnosed before the age of 30 years. However, one of five MS patients will have onset of their illness and will be diagnosed after the age of 45 years. This is equally true from the West Coast of Canada to South Florida.
adrenocorticotrophic hormone (now also called cortcotrophin), the hormone made in the brain and stored in the pituitary gland at the base of the brain. It is the only FDA-approved treatment for shortening MS attacks.
Steroids a large family of chemical substances, including many hormones, chemically defined as containing a tetracyclic cyclopenta alpha phenanthrene skeleton.
a commonly used, unofficial reference to Avonex-Betaseron-Copaxone as approved drugs for MS treatment.
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