Demyelinating diseases

Under this heading we find a significant number of diseases with an autoimmune profile, which affect, initially through inflammation and later through neurodegeneration, different structures of the nervous system, producing dysfunction at multiple levels.

The best known is multiple sclerosis. It most commonly affects young adults, with visual, motor, or sensory symptoms being the most frequent. The main clue is to diagnose it when the first symptoms occur and to avoid delaying treatment at hospital. There are multiple possibilities today, achieving great efficiency and thus stopping the progression of the disease and the accumulation of sequelae.

In more advanced stages of the disease, which we observe when the diagnosis has been late or in the less frequent cases with poor response to existing therapeutic lines, other symptoms such as pain, spasticity or sphincter dysfunction may appear. They also have specific treatments to improve the quality of life.

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