Flashcards in MS (Exam 5) Deck (17):
What is MS?
Chronic debilitating demyelinating diease of the CNS.
Scar tissue from sclerosis of demyelinated nerves causes _____ to build up on the nerves.
____ build up on the spinal cord and brain and disrupt brain function and trasmisson of eletrical impulses.
___ changes are usually noticed first.
May complain of ____ and _____ or ____ and _____.
Pins and needles.
Burning and aching.
Grayed, blurred, or double vision. Horizontal nystagmus most common.
The most common course.
Discrete attacks or relapse.
Rare. Most severe. Continuous worsening without distinct attacks.
Progression to steady and irreversible decline with or without occasional acute attacks. RRMS - SPMS
Progressive course from the onset and deterioration but with occasional acute attacks.
New and reoccuring symptoms lasting more than 24 hours.
Temporary worsening of symptoms resolves within 24 hours.
Adverse reaction to heat.
MS is UMNL or LMNL.
Most common assessment tool used for MS.
MS Functional Composite