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Duke PA Multiple Sclerosis

MS is an __ disorder of the CNS that affects physical, cognitive, and psychological function inflammatory demyelinating
median onset of age for MS is __ years 30
MS is more common in __ women
common manifestations of MS optic neuritis, transverse myelitis, paresthesias, ataxia, weakness or incoordination, spasticity, cognitive impairment
the hallmark for the diagnosis of MS abnormalities of the CNS separated by place and time
inflammation leads to demylination which leads to __ axonal loss
MS is an __ disease episodic
at diagnosis 85% of people with MS present with a __ relapsing form of the disease
the pattern of MS over time includes relapses (attacks, disability (gradual progressive deterioration of function), or a combination of both
very few patients with MS have benign MS, in which there is complete recovery between relapses
MS pathophysiology in a nutshell autoimmune inflammation of the oligodendrocytes, leading to demylination and axonal loss
relapse of MS is treated with corticosteroids
Created by: bwyche