About MS & Related Diseases

About MS & Related Diseases

In the video below, Dr. James Bowen provides information about multiple sclerosis.





Much has been learned about MS and related diseases. We now know that the immune system attacks the nervous system in these diseases, but the underlying cause is still unknown. Follow the links below to learn more about these diseases.

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Overview of MS  

How these diseases cause symptoms

How the normal brain works  
The brain in MS  
What causes the symptoms of MS  

What causes MS

Autoimmune theory  
Primary myelin disorder theory  
          Hygiene hypothesis  
Gender and MS  
Race and MS  
Geography and MS  

Subtypes of MS based on clinical course  
Types of MS based on pathology  
Genetics and MS

Is MS Inherited  
Genes and MS  

Diagnosing MS  

Lumbar Puncture (spinal tap) - What it is and what to expect

Pregnancy and MS

Related diseases

Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO)/Spectrum disorders  
Transverse myelitis  
Optic neuritis  
Clinically isolated syndrome  



Contact Information

Multiple Sclerosis Center
1600 East Jefferson
A Level
Seattle, WA 98122
Phone: 206-320-2200
Fax: 206-320-2560

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Swedish is constantly working to ensure patients with debilitating neurological disorders have access to the best treatment options, the latest technology, and state-of-the-art facilities.

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