Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease. Our immune system was built to attack anything foreign that has entered our body—while not attacking the body itself. In an autoimmune disease, the immune system mistakenly attacks its own body. With MS, the immune system attacks the myelin sheaths of the nerves.

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