Multiple Sclerosis

The University of Florida Multiple Sclerosis Division is a unique interdisciplinary clinical-research organization based on the University of Florida Campus in Gainesville. The division was founded on the philosophy that integrated, interdisciplinary care is the most effective approach for patients with MS. It was created with the purpose of filling a critical vacuum in patient care, research, outreach, and education in Multiple Sclerosis in Florida. National MS Society estimates that over 20,000 MS patients live in Florida. We offer highly coordinated, competent and accessible care to over 1,000 individuals with MS. Given recent expansion in our faculty members we estimate that we will be able to provide care to over 3,000 patients in the next 2 years. In addition to superb clinical care, our patients have access to the latest clinical/translational research studies, as well as the opportunity to contribute to future investigator initiated research studies.

 

Disorders:

 

  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO)
  • Neurosarcoidosis
  • Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM)
  • Schilder disease
  • Baló concentric sclerosis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Behcet’s syndrome
  • Sjogren’s syndrome
  • Cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL)
  • Transverse myelitis
  • Infarction of the spinal cord
  • Vasculitis
  • Radiation myelitis
  • Arteriovenous fistula
  • Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML)
  • Subacute combined degeneration of the spinal cord (vitamin B 12 deficiency)
  • Small-vessel ischemic disease (affecting the brain primarily, and caused by diseases with vascular risk factors, such as diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, old age)
  • Limbic encephalitis
  • Hashimoto’s encephalitis
  • Erdheim-Chester disease and other non-Langerhans histiocytosis
  • Antibody mediated encephalitis
  • Stiff person syndrome
  • Cerebellitis