Fast Five Quiz: Multiple Sclerosis Presentation and Diagnosis

Christopher Luzzio, MD


July 30, 2020

Although spinal MS is often associated with concomitant brain lesions, up to 20% of patients with spinal lesions do not have intracranial plaques. Up to 75% of patients with MS have spinal cord lesions sometime during their disease course. Overall, a strong correlation has yet to be established between the extent of spinal plaques and the degree of clinical disability. Atrophy of the spinal cord is most relevant to the progressive forms of MS, in which it is closely linked to physical disability. As in brain lesions, there may be gray matter involvement.

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