Cognitive problems common in young people with MS

03/2013

A study involving 187 children and adolescents with multiple sclerosis, plus 44 who experienced their first neurologic episode (clinically isolated syndrome) indicative of MS, has found that 35% of those with MS and 18% of those with clinically isolated syndrome were cognitively impaired. Cognitive assessment was done using a battery of 11 tests. The most common areas of impairment were fine motor coordination, visual-motor integration, and speeded information processing.

http://www.futurity.org/health-medicine/cognitive-problems-for-1-in-3-kids-with-ms/

[3319] Julian L, Serafin D, Charvet L, Ackerson J, Benedict R, Braaten E, Brown T, O’Donnell E, Parrish J, Preston T, et al. Cognitive Impairment Occurs in Children and Adolescents With Multiple Sclerosis Results From a United States Network. Journal of Child Neurology [Internet]. 2013 ;28(1):102 - 107. Available from: http://jcn.sagepub.com/content/28/1/102

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