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The MSVirtual 2020 Newsroom

MSVirtual2020 Newsroom
Janssen Neuroscience R&D
MSVirtual2020 Newsroom
Janssen Neuroscience R&D

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About Multiple Sclerosis


Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic autoimmune inflammatory disease of the central nervous system affecting 2.3 million people worldwide,i with females more impacted than males.ii The disease is characterized by demyelinationii and axonal loss leading to neurological impairment and severe disability.iii Relapsing forms of MS, which make up 85 percent of all MS cases, include clinically isolated syndrome, relapsing-remitting MS and active secondary progressive MS.iv In addition to the debilitating neurological symptoms of the disease, patients often also suffer from "hidden symptoms," namely fatigue and depression, both of which are major contributors to the reduced quality of life.v Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms of MS, occurring in about 80 percent of

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i National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Multiple Sclerosis FAQs. Available at: Accessed April 23, 2019.
ii National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Who Gets MS. Available at: Accessed April 24, 2019.
iii National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Immunology of MS. Available at: Accessed July 22, 2019.
iv National Multiple Sclerosis Society. What is MS? Types of MS. Available at: Accessed July 22, 2019.
v Biernacki T, Sandi D, Kincses ZT, et al. Contributing factors to health-related quality of life in multiple sclerosis. Brain Behav. 2019;00:e01466.
vi National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Fatigue. Available at: Accessed February 25, 2020.