Health Issues in Women with Multiple Sclerosis

  • Maria K. Houtchens
  • A. Dessa Sadovnick

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Kerstin Hellwig, Barabra Brzosko, Laura Airas, Emma K. Smith
    Pages 9-17
  3. Marie B. D’hooghe, Tatjana Reynders, Jacques De Keyser
    Pages 19-34
  4. Maria K. Houtchens, Caila B. Vaughn, Shahzad Mehr, Aisha Bushra, Katelyn Kavak, Channa Kolb et al.
    Pages 35-48
  5. Sura Alwan, Kerstin Hellwig
    Pages 49-62
  6. Neda Razaz, K. S. Joseph, Ruth Ann Marrie, Helen Tremlett
    Pages 63-72
  7. Kiandokht Keyhanian, Tanuja Chitnis
    Pages 73-83
  8. Riley Bove
    Pages 85-96
  9. Anthony Feinstein, Bennis Pavisian
    Pages 97-106
  10. Allison LaRussa, Bonnie I. Glanz
    Pages 107-112
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 127-131

About this book


This book addresses specific concerns of females affected by multiple sclerosis, where women are disproportionally impacted by the disease. MS is an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system affecting young adults of reproductive age. This book presents the current understanding of genetic variables, hormonal influences, immunological milieu and neurological outcomes, discussing issues such as fertility, pregnancy management, and menopause, as well as end of life care and mortality in women with MS. With contributions by international experts, this interdisciplinary book will serve as a useful reference and guide for MS specialists, general neurologists, obstetricians/gynecologists, physicians in training, family practice doctors, clinical nurse specialists in multiple sclerosis, and all other healthcare professionals involved in the care and treatment of women affected by MS.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Maria K. Houtchens
    • 1
  • A. Dessa Sadovnick
    • 2
  1. 1.Partners MS CenterBrigham and Women’s Hospital Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  2. 2.MS Clinic UBC Medical GeneticsUniversity of British Columbia Faculty of MedicineVancouverCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Wien 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7091-4856-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7091-4858-7
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