MS Patients More Likely to Develop Epilepsy

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As part of MS Awareness Month, we highlighting some of the issues people with multiple sclerosis face. One of which is the increased risk of developing other health conditions.

Find out more about MS Awareness Month here. 

A recent study found that patients with multiple sclerosis were three to six times more likely to develop epilepsy than the general public.

It’s well documented that demyelination is responsible for the lesions on the brain which cause MS, but scientists now think that this also leads to an increase in seizures. This discovery can hopefully lead to better treatment for MS patients who suffer from seizures and also for epilepsy patients.

The team at the University of California plan to extend their studies linking multiple sclerosis and epilepsy. The National MS Society has awarded them a grant to study the brain tissue of deceased MS patients who suffered seizures. Find out more about this research here.

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