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Cognitive Decline Presentation in Patients With Multiple Sclerosis — Neurology Live

Saturday, 2 July, 2022

Cognitive Decline Presentation in Patients With Multiple Sclerosis — Neurology Live


Forward by our Assistant Editor – With their experience and data trends, neurology specialists talk about how multiple sclerosis, a condition affecting the brain and nerves has impacted their patients’ lives. Multiple sclerosis occurs when the immune system is weak. No cure for it just yet. Symptoms include fatigue, dizziness, bladder issues and cognitive problems.
By Khaleel Chima - Assistant Editor - Lead Roving Reporter – Ability Today

Cognitive Decline Presentation in Patients With Multiple Sclerosis — Neurology Live

Stephen Krieger, MD: Do you also feel that cognitive dysfunction is a function of time and duration of illness, or is this something that you really think is there in a substantial portion of patients very early in the disease?
Heidi Crayton, MD: It's so individual. We all see those individual outliers. The data tells us that we see more cognitive dysfunction and more atrophy of central nervous system tissue over time. But we've all seen those people that are quote-unquote "newly diagnosed." They had an eloquently-placed area of inflammation that brought them to medical attention. And you look at their MRIs [magnetic resonance imaging scans] and you feel gut punched because it's a younger person whose brain looks not young at all. And they've sometimes slipped through the cracks because they had invisible MS [multiple sclerosis]—because they could walk just fine. Those are the people that are really more concerning and more worrisome, because by the time they come to medical attention, we're usually behind the 8 ball.
Read more at: https://www.neurologylive.com/view/cognitive-decline-presentation-in-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis

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