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1

What is the criteria for dx of MS?

McDonald criteria of the international panel on dx of MS

2

What is the McDonald criteria?

- ≥2 attacks, clinical evidence of ≥ 2 lesions
- ≥ 2 attacks, clinical evidence of 1 lesion
- 1 attack, clinical evidence of ≥ 2 lesions
- 1 attack, clinical evidence of 1 lesion (CIS)
- Insidious neurologic progression suggesting MS (PPMS)

3

When would no additional data be needed for dx of MS?

≥ 2 attacks
clinical evidence of ≥ 2 lesions

4

What is FSS?

Functional
Systems
Scores

5

What is the Functional Systems Scores (FSS) based upon?

- standard neuro exam
- Rating the 7 functional systems

6

How is the FSS scaled?

0-10

7

What is the EDSS?

Kurtzke
Expanded
Disability
Status
Scale

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EDSS is ONLY used for this

MS

9

How are the ratings from FSS and EDSS used together?

- FSS ratings + observations and info about gait and AD use
- used to rate the EDSS

10

Scaling the EDSS

- Ordinal scale from 0-10
- 1/2 point increments

11

EDSS = 0

normal neuro exam

12

EDSS = 10

death due to MS

13

Where is the EDSS commonly used?

research (outcomes in clinical trials)

14

What is the EDSS good for?

tracking where the MS pt is functionally

15

Who scores the FSS and EDSS?

neurologist

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