Neuroinflammatory disorders

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Neuroinflammatory disorders are conditions in which inflammation affects the central nervous system (the brain, spinal cord, and/or optic nerves).

Key points

  • Inflammation in the central nervous system can cause irritation and swelling of brain, spinal cord or nerves of the eye.
  • Neuroinflammatory disorders can occur when there is a dysfunction of the immune system without a known trigger or illness.
  • Treatment includes medications that control inflammation and symptoms.
Last updated: February 17th 2021