Multiple Sclerosis

Etiology

  • Autoimmune

Risk Factors

  • White>black
  • Women>men
  • Age onset <30

Symptoms

  • Sub-acute
  • Waxes/wanes
  • Affects spinal cord and brain
  • Progresses over year/decades
  • Patchy sensory and motor deficits that can affect any of the neuro pathways and don't follow an anatomic pattern
  • Visual disturbances

Physical Exam Findings

  • Objective findings that document CNS based dysfunction
  • Can be sensory, motor, optic or other cranial nerves, etc