One in Three Children with MS has Cognitive Impairment

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One in Three Children with MS has Cognitive Impairment

Postby MSUK » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:38 am

Data from the largest multicenter study accessing cognitive functioning in children with multiple sclerosis (MS) reveals that one-third of these patients have cognitive impairment, according to a research paper published in the Journal of Child Neurology. Led by Lauren B. Krupp, MD, Director of the Lourie Center for Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis at Stony Brook Long Island Children’s Hospital, the study indicates that patients experience a range of problems related to cognition.

In “Cognitive Impairment Occurs in Children and Adolescents with Multiple Sclerosis: Results from a United States Network,” Dr. Krupp and colleagues from Stony Brook and five other national Pediatric MS Centers of Excellence measured the cognitive functioning of 187 children and adolescents with MS, and 44 who experienced their first neurologic episode (clinically isolated syndrome) indicative of MS. They found that 35 percent of the patients with MS and 18 percent of those with clinically isolated syndrome met criteria for cognitive impairment. All patients were under age 18 with an average disease duration of about two years.... Read More - http://www.ms-uk.org/index.cfm/paediatric
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