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myelin

, myeline
a white tissue forming an insulating sheath (myelin sheath) around certain nerve fibres. Damage to the myelin sheath causes neurological disease, as in multiple sclerosis

myelin

[′mī·ə·lən]
(neuroscience)
A soft, white fatty substance that forms a sheath around certain nerve fibers.
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ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Data presented today from the Privigen Impact on Mobility and Autonomy (PRIMA) trial at the Peripheral Nerve Society Inflammatory Neuropathy Consortium Meeting in Rotterdam, Netherlands, suggests that treatment with Privigen[Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human), 10% Liquid], an intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg), may lead to improvement in function in patients with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP).
Several reasons argue for a demyelinating CNS disease of autoimmune aetiology in the present case.
While investigating the cortical changes in the biopsies, researchers were struck by the high frequency of cortical demyelinating lesions.
Diagnostic tables summarize the criteria for cerebrovascular diseases; dementias and behavioral disorders; demyelinating disorders; epilepsy; genetic syndromes; headache; immune-based disorders; infectious disease; movement disorders; neuromuscular disorders; pain, fatigue, and trauma; and sleep disorders.
TNF blockade both prevents and abrogates demyelinating disease in vitro and in animal studies.
Would it be possible to use fetal transplants to reverse demyelinating disease in humans?
Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) is a rare idiopathic inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous system (CNS), which usually occurs following viral/bacterial infections or vaccinations (1).
He said: "So it is going to be interesting to see if prions play any role in demyelinating diseases that stem from the brain.
Patients with rare, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) depend on plasma donation
of Ottawa, Canada) assembles 21 chapters by scholars and practitioners from North America and Europe, who detail recent neurological research on multiple sclerosis and related demyelinating diseases such as neuromyeletis optica and acute disseminated encephalomyelitis.
There have been no reports of demyelinating disorders, heart failure, or end-organ toxicity.