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Functional Systems of Kurtzke for Patients with Multiple Sclerosis

Specialty:

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

Objective:

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Description:

Kurtzke developed the Functional Systems (FS) to comprise all of the neurologic abnormalities that can be detected on physical examination. The individual component grades can be monitored over time to assess the patient's disease progression or response to interventions. The author is from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

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