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What is a true relapse of multiple sclerosis?

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An MS relapse starts when nerves in the brain and spinal cord get inflamed. Then, those nerves lose the myelin coating that surrounds and protects them. Instead, a plaque forms around them.

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Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.

Reviewed by Christopher Melinosky on August 26, 2019

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Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.

Reviewed by Christopher Melinosky on August 26, 2019

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