Thesis / Dissertation

An investigation of motor disabilities in people with multiple sclerosis using advanced magnetic resonance imaging

Myrte Strik, Scott Kolbe (ed.)

Published : 2020

Abstract

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disorder of the brain and spinal cord, and the most common cause of neurological disability in young adults. The presentation of MS is highly heterogeneous with an unknown aetiology and no known cure, presenting as inflammation, demyelination and axonal injury/loss. MS pathology is disseminated throughout the central nervous system leading to a broad range of symptoms including cognitive dysfunctions, bowel and bladder problems, fatigue, sensory disturbances and difficulties with walking and balance. Up to 90% of people with MS experience motor impairments that significantly worsen with increasing disease severity, and which can affect both the upper..

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