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Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis Prognostic Factors for Evaluation

Purpose:

To identify factors at disease onset predicting long-term disability in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis as reported by Langer-Gould et al.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

G35

Description:

Langer-Gould et al identified factors associated with long-term disability for a patient with the relapse-remitting form of multiple sclerosis. These can be identified soon after diagnosis and can select patients who may benefit from more aggressive management associated with more side effects. The authors are from Stanford University, New University of Lisbon (Portugal) and the VA Palo Alto Health Care System.

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