Extent of the Desease Today
Victims' Economic, Psychological Burdens
Medical Science is closer than ever to finding the cause of multiple sclerosis. But the exact nature of this crippling neurological disorder remains a mystery and no cure or totally reliable treatment method has been developed. Although there are several general patterns, each case is unique and most patients have unpredictable periods of relapses and remissions. “In the majority of cases there are attacks, full or partial recovery and after an uncertain interval, another attack, full or partial recovery and so on,” said Dr. Richard T. Johnson, director of the Multiple Sclerosis Clinic at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. “There's a tremendous uncertainty factor in the disease.…It really makes it very hard to plan what your future's ...