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What Is Multiple Sclerosis?

Learn more about this notoriously tricky-to-diagnose autoimmune disorder.

What is multiple sclerosis? It is the leading cause of disability in young people. Multiple Sclerosis affects half a million people in the United States. It’s a chronic neurological disease that affects the central nervous system. In this video, Dr. Paul Knoepflmacher explains the symptoms of the disease, and how it varies from person to person. Symptoms can range from numbness and fatigue to blurred vision and slurred speech.

 

Paul Knoepflmacher, MD

This video features Paul Knoepflmacher, MD. Dr. Knoepflmacher is a clinical instructor of medicine at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, where he also maintains a private practice.

Duration: 2:31. Last Updated On: Dec. 15, 2017, 5:48 p.m.
Reviewed by: Mera Goodman, MD . Review date: Sept. 1, 2014
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