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Flashcards in MS Deck (15):
1

T or F: MS only affects white matter

false, also affects grey matter

2

what virus is present in almost all MS patients?

EBV

3

MS is predominantly a ___cell mediated disease

T cell mediated

4

most common type of MS

relapsing-remitting MS

5

poor prognostic indicators (5)

1. male
2. older onset age
3. posterior fossa sx at onset
4. Af Am
5. residual disability from 1st attack

6

what CSF findings are consistent with MS but not diagnostic

oligoclonal IgG bands

7

B cell mediated disease; aquaporin 4 Ab, transverse myelitis, bilateral optic nerve involvement, cervical SC

neuromyelitis optica (Devic's disease)

8

febrile illness; kids; monophasic, affects grey &white matter

acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM)

9

which drug for MS shows improvement in gait and may reduce motor fatigue

fampridine

10

which vitamin can be utilized to supplement MS tx

vitamin D

11

MS is the leading cause of CNS issues in ______.

young ppl

12

what type of neuro exam does MS give?

UMN, both demyelinating + axonal

13

F or M? Geographic? for MS

FEMALE (board tip: most autoimmunes are female); up latitude!

14

Only genetic factor to be identified in MS

HLA class II on Chromosome 6

15

What really determines your risk factors for MS regardless of where you go?

first 15 yrs of life