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FEB 06, 2013 - Futurity

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Cognitive problems for 1 in 3 kids with MS

STONY BROOK (US) — One of the largest studies to assess cognitive function of children with multiple sclerosis finds one-third have a cognitive impairment.Researchers studied 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 younger than 18 with an average disease duration of about two years.

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