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Impact of paramagnetic rim lesions on future performance on the cognitive function among multiple Sclerosis patients

Paramagnetic rim lesions (PRLs) are visible on MRI scans and indicate active demyelination, or damage to the myelin sheath that protects nerve fibers. These lesions are a sign of disease progression which can affect cognitive function, especially processing speed and memory. As part of a 5-year study, researchers at the MS center under the mentorship of Dr Susan Gauthier, followed a group of patients, regularly testing their cognitive abilities and studying their MRI scans to look for PRLs. We...
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The Importance of Vitamin D in Multiple Sclerosis

Vitamin D deficiency is more common than you might think. This vital nutrient can be obtained through sunlight exposure, dietary intake, or supplements. While Vitamin D is not present in many foods, small amounts can be found in milk (including plant-based alternatives like soy milk, almond milk, and oat milk), fatty fish, egg yolks, and mushrooms. Vitamin D helps create an anti-inflammatory environment in the immune system, lowering the risk of chronic inflammation.Multiple Sclerosis is a...
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Recognizing Autoimmune encephalitis

Autoimmune encephalitis is an inflammatory condition that affects the brain.It is caused by one's own immune system targeting the brain.As awareness about this condition has increased and diagnostic tests have become more accessible, autoimmune encephalitis is being recognized as cause neurological dysfunction that was previously not well defined.Patients present with one or more of the following symptoms – confusion, seizures, movement disorders, neuropsychiatric symptoms among others.  The...

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