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A congenital disease is one which is present at birth (i.e a disease which someone is born with). Multiple sclerosis is not a congenital disease.
Louis Rosner, Neurology, answeredA congenital disease is one with which a person is born. But since there has never been any evidence that people are born with faulty myelin, congenital theories have basically been ruled out. If people were born with faulty myelin, it wouldn't take so long to show up. The cause for multiple sclerosis (MS) must account for its age of onset.