Flashcards in MS Deck (15):
T or F: MS only affects white matter
false, also affects grey matter
what virus is present in almost all MS patients?
MS is predominantly a ___cell mediated disease
T cell mediated
most common type of MS
poor prognostic indicators (5)
2. older onset age
3. posterior fossa sx at onset
4. Af Am
5. residual disability from 1st attack
what CSF findings are consistent with MS but not diagnostic
oligoclonal IgG bands
B cell mediated disease; aquaporin 4 Ab, transverse myelitis, bilateral optic nerve involvement, cervical SC
neuromyelitis optica (Devic's disease)
febrile illness; kids; monophasic, affects grey &white matter
acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM)
which drug for MS shows improvement in gait and may reduce motor fatigue
which vitamin can be utilized to supplement MS tx
MS is the leading cause of CNS issues in ______.
what type of neuro exam does MS give?
UMN, both demyelinating + axonal
F or M? Geographic? for MS
FEMALE (board tip: most autoimmunes are female); up latitude!
Only genetic factor to be identified in MS
HLA class II on Chromosome 6