Patient With Multiple Sclerosis

Doctor: Morgan Simpson

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Symptoms:

  • Vision Loss
  • Pain
  • Fatigue
  • Impaired Coordination
  • Severity and Duration

Diagnosis:

  • neurological exam- This was done to check for impaired nerve function.
  • eye exam- a series of tests to evaluate your vision and check for eye diseases.
  • spinal tap- a test involving a long needle that’s inserted into your spine to remove a sample of fluid circulating around your brain and spinal cord.

Doctors use these tests to look for damage to the central nervous system in two separate areas. They must also determine that at least one month has passed between the episodes that caused damage. These tests are also used to rule out other conditions.

How it affects the Nervous System:

Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system).