Fernandez O.,Hospitales Universitarios Regional rgen Of La Victoria Of Malaga |
Fernandez O.,University of Malaga
Medicina Clinica | Year: 2014
Multiple sclerosis occurs in genetically susceptible individuals, in whom an unknown environmental factor triggers an immune response, giving rise to a chronic and disabling autoimmune disease. Currently, significant progress is being made in our knowledge of the frequency and distribution of multiple sclerosis and its risk factors, genetics, pathology, pathogenesis, diagnostic and prognostic markers, and treatment. This has radically changed patients' and clinicians' expectations of multiple sclerosis and has raised hope that there will soon be a way to control the disease. © 2014 Elsevier España, S.L. All rights reserved.