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Neuro Which cranial nerves are affected in Multiple Sclerosis?

I know about CN 2 and CN 3.
In Multiple Longitudinal Fasciculation Syndrome..I kno CN3--but are both CN4 and CN6 involved also? Can anyone explain to me? Thank you in advance.
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Only CN1 Optic Nerve
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ya i agree cuz multiple sclerosis affects oligodendrocytes and optic nerve is covered by oligodendrocytes and the others are covered by schwaan cells...
The medial longitudinal fasciculus is actually affected in case of CN III n VI not the actual nerves...the connection is lost between these two nerves
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ya i agree cuz multiple sclerosis affects oligodendrocytes and optic nerve is covered by oligodendrocytes and the others are covered by schwaan cells...
The medial longitudinal fasciculus is actually affected in case of CN III n VI not the actual nerves...the connection is lost between these two nerves

only optical nerve, you can answer that question just by knowing histology. Oligodendrocytes provide myelin for the Central nervous system, and Schwann cells just the peripheral nervous system, and like he said, only the optic nerve is covered with oligodendrocites, which affect MS.
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