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., et al.
(2013).  Cognitive Impairment Occurs in Children and Adolescents With Multiple Sclerosis Results From a United States Network.
Journal of Child Neurology. 28(1), 102 - 107.

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