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Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)

Multiple sclerosis

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* Not a rare disease

Other Names for this Disease
  • MS
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Your Questions Answered


4 question(s) from the public on this disease have been answered. Submit a new question.
  • My brother has been diagnosed with MS recently. As far as we know, there is no family history of this disease. I've looked all over the web, and I still cannot believe there are NO known causes, at all. Are there at least some hypotheses, even educated guesses? The only hint I got was that there is genetic susceptibility, but as I've already said, we have no family history. Click here for answer

  • Hi, My donor has MS (relapsing-remitting). What are the potential risks for my child? Thank you. Click here for answer

  • I have multiple sclerosis (MS). Several other members of my family also have this condition. My doctor wants to treat me with Tarceva. Do you have information related to the use of this medication for MS?  Click here for answer

  • My husband was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 1999, and now with a second opinion he was diagnosed with possible primary lateral sclerosis (PLS). How does MS differ from PLS? How are MS and PLS diagnosed? Click here for answer

Other Names for this Disease
  • MS
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.