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The pathogenesis and basis for treatment in multiple sclerosis

Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2004 Jun;106(3):246-8
Compston A.
School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge Neurology, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 2QQ, UK.

The central concept underlying ideas on the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis is that inflammatory events cause acute injury of axons and myelin.

The phases of symptom onset, recovery, persistence and progression in multiple sclerosis can be summarized as