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Marrakech: Advocacy for Early Management of Patients with Multiple Sclerosis


Participants in a meeting in Marrakesh on Friday called for early management of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). Participants in this meeting initiated at the Center for Clinical Research (CRC) under the University Hospital Center (CHU) Mohammed VI in Marrakech, on the occasion of World Multiple Sclerosis Day, highlighted the importance of diagnosing MS despite the multiple symptoms as different as they are difficult to identify.

It should be noted that this conclave was organized by the Association of Patients with Multiple Sclerosis in Southern Morocco (SEPUD) in order to bring doctors and patients into direct contact for a better understanding of this silent disease. Thus, the doctors of the Mohammed VI University Hospital took the opportunity to present their scientific observations related to this disease, while concluding that the management of MS has progressed enormously during the last 15 years, especially with the advent of treatments. which help to change the course of the disease and decrease the frequency of the onset of pain.

In a statement to M24, the MAP’s continuous news television channel, Najib Kissani, a professor at the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy in Marrakech and Head of the Neurology Department at the Mohammed VI University Hospital, said The education and awareness of patients themselves is a crucial phase in the evolution of the disease, which is described as the most disabling and most common among young people. In this regard, he said that MS affects about 20,000 people in Morocco, including 500 patients diagnosed in Marrakech, over the 25 years of existence of the Mohammed VI University Hospital in Marrakech. And to continue that the association “SEPUD” works to make this disease known to the population, through a calendar of regular meetings, group therapies and the conclusion of international partnerships in order to allow an exchange of knowledge. scientists on the disease.

“We are in the process of setting up a center exclusively for patients with multiple sclerosis, with the participation of a union of Moroccan associations, including the SEPSUD,” said Professor Kissani.

This day’s program includes a series of lectures on “What is Multiple Sclerosis?”, “How to Diagnose Multiple Sclerosis?”, “Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis,” and “Rehabilitation of MS Patients. ”.

Hired for 6 years, the doctors who are members of the Association of Patients with Multiple Sclerosis in the South of Morocco have initiated remote therapy for the benefit of patients in the rural world of the Marrakech-Safi Region, in order to save them effort to commit financial means and make the trip to Marrakech.

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