A chronic, typically progressive disease involving damage to the sheaths of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, whose symptoms may include numbness, impairment of speech and of muscular coordination, blurred vision, and severe fatigue.
The Multiple Sclerosis Research Highlights pages of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (a member of the U.S. government National Institutes of Health) provides extensive text-only information about multiple sclerosis, including emerging treatments, clinical trials of new drugs, genetic research, and future research directions. This site is especially useful for those looking for information about basic and clinical scientific research on multiple sclerosis.
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is an inclusive, easy-to-use site, providing general information about multiple sclerosis (in both English and Spanish); treatments and therapies; current research; national and world-wide chapters; support groups; and MS clinics. The site also provides news about recent publications on MS and information for health professionals.
The World of Multiple Sclerosis comes from the Multiple Sclerosis International Federation. In an attractive graphic format, it provides FAQs in more than a dozen languages; the complete text of several MSIF publications; links to other MS Society sites; other resources and news; and a section for professionals.