3. Pathophysiology Associated with Degenerative and Demyelinating Disease
There are similarities in pathophysiologic processes in a number of degenerative and/or demyelination conditions, where as a result of an inflammatory process, immunologic changes occur allowing central nervous system structures to be targeted. This damage may be somewhat temporary and result in a relapse that is followed by recovery. However, over time, demyelinating changes may persist and result in axonal damage so that more longstanding deficits emerge.