An informative guide to one of the world's most troubling diseases. Multiple sclerosis is a devastating neurological disease that affects millions of people worldwide. Symptoms include abnormal fatigue, impaired vision, hearing problems, loss of balance and muscle coordination, slurred speech, tremors, cognitive problems, partial or complete paralysis, and many other serious difficulties and disorders. Research has revealed a great deal about the possible causes of MS, yet it remains one of the most baffling diseases to confront medical science. Written for the professional and layperson alike, ""The A to Z of Multiple Sclerosis"" contains more than 500 entries covering the etiology, research, treatment, symptoms, causes, and lifestyle issues related to the disease. Up-to-date research and the history of multiple sclerosis are also discussed. Appendixes include major MS organizations and care centers, information on assistive devices, and more.