Clients with Disabilities - Multiple Sclerosis

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Multiple Sclerosis

- Disorder that affects sensory and motor functions

- The term multiple refers to the fact that the disease attacks several sites in the central nervous system

- The disease is more common among females and usually develops between the ages of 20 and 45

- Typical motor signs are: clumsiness, weakness in the limbs, jerky movements, slurred speech

- Typical sensory symptoms include: blurred or double vision, facial pain, giddiness, numbness, tingling in the legs and feet

Cause of MS

- The disease leads to the destruction of myelin sheaths of neurones in several locations in the central nervous system

- The resulting scarred areas are called plaques and they interfere with nerve transmission

- However, the original cause of the disease is not known

- There is evidence to suggest that the disease may be a result of infection and a genetic predisposition

- It may resemble an autoimmune response where the body's immune system attacks its own tissues which in the case

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Sam Morran

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A good set of notes that highlight the key areas to learn and has good use of terminilogy.

Kathe

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please correct your mistakes 

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