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Competence Network Multiple Sclerosis
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The specialised articles on this website were written by medical experts, and are intended for patients and their families, the interested public, doctors, medical staff and the media.

 The website provides information on diagnosis and therapy of multiple sclerosis, presents current research projects and results, and gives contact details of self-help groups, advice centres and medical institutions for MS patients.

The Competence Network on Multiple Sclerosis is sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The network’s objective is to improve the treatment available to children and adults suffering from multiple sclerosis.

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