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Early onset multiple sclerosis: a review for nurse practitioners.
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PMID:  23099306     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Research demonstrates that 3.5% to 5% of persons with multiple sclerosis (MS) present before the age of 18 years. MS can present in early childhood through adolescence and must be considered as a differential diagnosis in patients with motor impairment, sensory changes, and cognitive disability. The diagnosis of early-onset MS is based on findings from a complete history and physical examination along with brain and spine imaging. The purpose of this article is to review recent literature on early-onset MS and offer suggestions or clinical practice in the identification and management of patients with this debilitating disease.
Authors:
Deborah B Spiro
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-04-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric health care : official publication of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1532-656X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pediatr Health Care     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8709735     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Health Care     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  399-408     Citation Subset:  N    
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Copyright © 2012 National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. Published by Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
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