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Multiple Sclerosis Health Center

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  1. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) - Topic Overview

    Cognitive impairment problems can be caused by multiple sclerosis (MS) and may include difficulty with: Memory,especially short-term memory. Problem solving. Keeping attention on a mental task,such as a math calculation. Finding the right words to express yourself. These problems are often quite mild early in the course of the disease. But they may get worse with time,depending on the ...

  2. Evoked Potential Test for Multiple Sclerosis

    An evoked potential test measures the time it takes for nerves to respond to stimulation. The size of the response is also measured. Nerves from different areas of the body may be tested. Types of responses are:Visual evoked response or potential (VER or VEP), which is when the eyes are stimulated by looking at a test pattern.Auditory brain stem evoked response or potential (ABER or ABEP), which .

  3. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) - Topic Overview

    An MRI scan is the best way to locate multiple sclerosis (MS) lesions (also called plaques) in the brain or spinal cord. An MRI scan shows multiple brain lesions in more than 90% of people who have MS. 1 But abnormal MRI results do not always mean that you have MS. Abnormalities show up on scans from many illnesses other than MS. An abnormal finding on an MRI scan alone is not enough to ...

  4. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) - Topic Overview

    The number of people who have multiple sclerosis (MS) increases the farther away they are from the equator. In areas near the equator,MS occurs in fewer than 1 out of 100,000 people. In areas farther from the equator-such as northern Europe and northern North America-MS occurs in around 30 to 80 out of 100,000 people. 1 When moving south of the equator,the number of people with MS is less ...

  5. Neurological Examination for Multiple Sclerosis

    Before conducting a neurological examination for multiple sclerosis (MS), the doctor will collect information about your symptoms. The kinds of symptoms, as well as how and when they occur, are important in evaluating whether you might have MS. Even symptoms that you might have had several years ago can be important.The neurological examination will cover:Mental ability and emotional ...

  6. Primary Progressive MS: Does Gender Matter?

    Unlike other forms of multiple sclerosis, primary progressive MS strikes women and men equally. WebMD explains the numbers and reviews the theories about why that is.

  7. Multiple Sclerosis: Now What?

    WebMD provides essential questions to ask your doctor after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

  8. Thinking Problems in People With Multiple Sclerosis

    A look at thinking problems related to multiple sclerosis (MS).

  9. Nancy Davis Foundation for Multiple Sclerosis

    The Nancy Davis Foundation for Multiple Sclerosis held its annual MS Forum and Expo in May, where doctors and researchers discussed advances in treatments. Here is a list of forum participants.

  10. Schilder's Disease: Children & Multiple Sclerosis

    Schilder's disease is a variant of multiple sclerosis that occurs in children. Learn about its symptoms, causes, and treatments.

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