Medical Discharge due to Multiple Sclerosis for the UK Armed Forces between 1995 and 2017

Between 01 April 1995 and 31 March 2017, a total of 161 personnel were medically discharged with a principal of contributory cause of multiple sclerosis.

What is Multiple Scleroris?

Multiple sclerosis is a demyelinating disease marked by patches of hardened tissue in the brain or the spinal cord and associated especially with partial or complete paralysis and jerking muscle tremor.

Demyelinating is causing or characterised by the loss or destruction of myelin, which is a soft white material that forms a thick layer around the axons of some neurons and is composed chiefly of lipids (such as cerebroside and cholesterol), water, and smaller amounts of protein.

You can find further information at the Multiple Sclerosis Society UK.

Reference

FOI 2018/08416 dated July 2018.

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