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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A group of 12 proteins associated with pediatric multiple sclerosis (MS) have been discovered

SOURCE: Newswise

Newswise — A group of 12 proteins associated with pediatric multiple sclerosis (MS) have been discovered for the first time by a team of neurology and pathology researchers at Stony Brook University Medical Center. Led by Lauren Krupp, M.D., Director of the National Pediatric MS Center at SBUMC, the finding could lead to a new panel of diagnostic and prognostic markers in pediatric MS. Their study is reported in the April 2009 issue of the journal Multiple Sclerosis.

Multiple Sclerosis is an inflammatory autoimmune disease of the central nervous system (CNS) which usually affects young adults. It is the most disabling chronic disorder of this age group, affecting more than 400,000 in the United States. In some instances, children can be affected. Diagnosing MS in children and adolescents is difficult, and standard MS diagnostic tests such as cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) analysis and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are often unreliable.

“This is the first study of its kind in children with MS that has the potential to advance progress in the diagnosis and estimation of the prognosis of all individuals affected by this disease,” says Dr. Krupp, noting the potential of the method as an early disease-specific marker.

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