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Buskie posted:
Why is only the myelin in the CNS affected as opposed to both CNS and PNS?
hackwriter responded:
Science hasn't yet figured out the why MS only attacks myelin in the brain and spinal cord, or, for that matter, why Guillain-Barre Syndrome only attacks myelin in the peripheral nervous system.

For now, we can only put names to the various disorders according to which organs are attacked and treat them with immune-suppressing therapies and plasmapheresis.


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