Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an immune-mediated inflammatory disease that attacks myelinated axons in the central nervous system (CNS) and often causes significant physical disability over time. The hallmark of relapsing MS is symptomatic episodes separated in time and space which are heralded by symptoms that reflect CNS involvement. These attacks or exacerbations last longer than 24 hours and may occur months or years apart and affect different anatomic locations.
MS presents uniquely in each patient. Some experience cognitive changes or visual symptoms, while others may have numbness, ataxia, clumsiness, hemiparesis, paraparesis, depression, or seizures. Cognitive and physical disability usually worsens over time.
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Cite this: Christopher Luzzio. Fast Five Quiz: Multiple Sclerosis Signs and Symptoms - Medscape - Jan 05, 2021.