New York Daily News - What Is Jack Osbourne’s Multiple Sclerosis Prognosis? Celeb Son, 26, Diagnosed With Autoimmune Disease

 – June 18, 2012  –– 

Jack Osbourne, the 26 year-old son of rocker and ‘America’s Got Talent’ host Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne has gone public with his diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS), an unpredictable, autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system. MS is an inflammatory disease that affects the brain, optic nerves and spinal cord, said Dr. Fred Lublin, director of the Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for MS at Mount Sinai. The body’s immune system attacks the coverings that protect nerves. Osbourne, 26, told People magazine that he was diagnosed after he lost 60 percent of his vision in his right eye. He likely suffered damage to his optic nerves during a flare-up of the disease.
- Dr. Fred Lublin, Professor, Neurology, Director of the Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for Multiple Sclerosis, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
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