Multiple Sclerosis Pictures Slideshow: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Reviewed by Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD on Tuesday, November 02, 2010

A concept illustration of the brain, spinal cord, and nerves that are affected by multiple sclerosis.

Geographical map showing the worldwide prevalence of multiple sclerosis.

Concept illustration of the body's defense against a virus attack.

An illustration of the nerve fibers and the attack of myelin in multiple sclerosis.

Statistics suggest that genetic factors may play a major role in multiple sclerosis.

The types of multiple sclerosis.

Relapsing-Remitting (RR) MS.

Primary-Progressive (PP) MS.

Secondary-Progressive (SP) MS.

Progressive-Relapsing (PR) MS.

Illustration displaying the areas affected by the symptoms of multiple sclerosis.

Methods in which MS is diagnosed includes MRI, electrophysiological test and cerebrospinal fluid exam (spinal tap, lumbar puncture).

MRI brain and spinal cord scans of patients with multiple sclerosis.

A health care practitioner discusses multiple sclerosis goals with a patient.

A health care practitioner discusses a multiple sclerosis medication with a patient.

Betaseron®, Avonex®, Rebif®, Extavia® are beta-interferons available today in the treatment of multiple sclerosis.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Treatment Chart 1.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Treatment Chart 2.

Researchers in a multiple sclerosis lab research.

A woman with multiple sclerosis in a wheelchair is supported by a friend.

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