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Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

About multiple sclerosis

In this section, you or a loved one can find out more about multiple sclerosis (MS), as well as links to other information. Being informed is an important first step towards becoming an active decision-maker in your care plan.    

What is multiple sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the central nervous system that disrupts communication within the brain and spinal cord and with the rest of the body. In MS, the immune system attacks the substance called myelin that covers and insulates nerve fibres. MS causes damage to nerves and to the cells producing myelin and eventually can cause progressive deterioration leading to disability.

For more information, please visit MS Australia  (Date last accessed 26 Oct 2016)


Please note that the information on this website is intended for informational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for seeking medical advice or treatment from a healthcare professional. Speak to a healthcare professional if you have any questions about your health, medical condition, symptoms or treatment options.


Mayo Clinic  (Date last accessed 26 Oct 2016)

National MS Society   (Date last accessed 26 Oct 2016)

National Library of Medicine – National Institutes of Health  (Date last accessed 26 Oct 2016)


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