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The War within Part 2:  Multiple Sclerosis

The War within Part 2: Multiple Sclerosis

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Normally antibodies produced by the immune system help to protect the body against viruses, bacteria and other foreign bodies. However, sometimes in some cases, these antibodies view other cells in the body as foreign bodies and attack them; these attacks damage these cells and in such cases the person is said to have an autoimmune disease. Multiple Sclerosis is an autoimmune disease. In this instance, the antibodies produced by the immune system attack the substance that surrounds and protects the nerve cells. In the Central Nervous System (CNS), the nerves are surrounded by a myelin sheath. Myelin is a white fatty substance that protects the nerves. Apart from protecting the nerves, myelin also helps the nerves conduct electrical signals quickly and efficiently. When these antibodies at...