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What causes a multiple sclerosis relapse?

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An multiple sclerosis relapse starts when nerves in the brain and spinal cord get inflamed (swollen or irritated). Then those nerves lose the coating, called myelin, that surrounds and protects them. A plaque forms around them instead.

From: How Multiple Sclerosis Changes Over Time WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neil Lava on November 11, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 11/11/2018

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Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.

Reviewed by Neil Lava on November 11, 2018

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