Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis
This is a chronic relapsing disorder of unknown cause resulting in progressive damage to the cell structures within the brain.
It is commoner in the temperate climates rare in black Africans or Asians.
The initial presentation is as pain on eye movements and progressive loss of vision. The symptoms include, fatigue, weakness, spasticity of muscles, altered sensation, numbness to pins and needles, pain and bowel disorders. The visual effects can be brought on by exercise. Unsteady walk or tremor may appear in later life. The prognosis is poor in the male sex and older age onset.
There is no definitive cure. High doses of steroids and ß-Interferon are the main course of treatment.