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Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 07, 2019  4 years, 4 months, 1 week, 5 days, 7 hours, 37 minutes ago

Alarmingly, More Teens Developing Multiple Sclerosis

Alarmingly, More Teens Developing Multiple Sclerosis
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 07, 2019  4 years, 4 months, 1 week, 5 days, 7 hours, 37 minutes ago
Though traditionally, Multiple Sclerosis has always been a sickness associated with adults, doctors worldwide are witnessing a phenomena of more teenagers especially girls developing the disease over the last 6 years especially in developed countries.



Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a potentially disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system). In MS, the immune system attacks the protective sheath (myelin) that covers nerve fibers and causes communication problems between your brain and the rest of your body. Eventually, the disease can cause permanent damage or deterioration of the nerves.
Signs and symptoms of MS vary widely and depend on the amount of nerve damage and which nerves are affected. Some people with severe MS may lose the ability to walk independently or at all, while others may experience long periods of remission without any new symptoms.

There's no cure for multiple sclerosis. However, treatments can help speed recovery from attacks, modify the course of the disease and manage symptoms.

Multiple Sclerosis that affects children or teenagers under the age of 19 is termed as pediatric multiple sclerosis. For pediatric patients with multiple sclerosis, there are more admissions among girls and among white children, according to a research letter published in the forthcoming  February 2020 issue of Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders.

Dr Kamleshun Ramphul, M.D., from the Shanghai Xin Hua Hospital, and colleagues examined aspects of pediatric multiple sclerosis using data from the Kid's Inpatient Database 2016 only focusing on the US. The database was narrowed to include 5,765,224 admissions for children aged 18 years or younger.

The medical researchers