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Review  |   November 1999
Multiple sclerosis--Part I. Overview pathophysiology, diagnostic evaluation, and clinical parameters
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Review   |   November 1999
Multiple sclerosis--Part I. Overview pathophysiology, diagnostic evaluation, and clinical parameters
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, November 1999, Vol. 99, 574-588. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1999.99.11.574
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, November 1999, Vol. 99, 574-588. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1999.99.11.574
Abstract

A review article on multiple sclerosis (MS) is difficult because the pace of current research in the evaluation and treatment of the disease has accelerated greatly in the past 5 years. The rapidly expanding field of immunology together with the plethora of new drug trials makes the task of including all relevant material impossible. This first of a two-part article will include several sections on MS, including an overview, pathophysiology, diagnostic evaluation, and clinical parameters. The second part, to appear in the December issue, will look at treatment strategies and future directions.