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Rating neurologic impairment in multiple sclerosis: an expanded disability status scale (EDSS).

Abstract

One method of evaluating the degree of neurologic impairment in MS has been the combination of grades (0 = normal to 5 or 6 = maximal impairment) within 8 Functional Systems (FS) and an overall Disability Status Scale (DSS) that had steps from 0 (normal) to 10 (death due to MS). A new Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) is presented, with each of the former steps (1,2,3 . . . 9) now divided into two (1.0, 1.5, 2.0 . . . 9.5). The lower portion is obligatorily defined by Functional System grades. The FS are Pyramidal, Cerebellar, Brain Stem, Sensory, Bowel & Bladder, Visual, Cerebral, and Other; the Sensory and Bowel & Bladder Systems have been revised. Patterns of FS and relations of FS by type and grade to the DSS are demonstrated.

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    Neurology 33:11 1983 Nov pg 1444-52

    MeSH

    Humans
    Multiple Sclerosis
    Nervous System Diseases
    Neurologic Examination

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    6685237

    Citation

    Kurtzke, J F.. "Rating Neurologic Impairment in Multiple Sclerosis: an Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS)." Neurology, vol. 33, no. 11, 1983, pp. 1444-52.
    Kurtzke JF. Rating neurologic impairment in multiple sclerosis: an expanded disability status scale (EDSS). Neurology. 1983;33(11):1444-52.
    Kurtzke, J. F. (1983). Rating neurologic impairment in multiple sclerosis: an expanded disability status scale (EDSS). Neurology, 33(11), pp. 1444-52.
    Kurtzke JF. Rating Neurologic Impairment in Multiple Sclerosis: an Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS). Neurology. 1983;33(11):1444-52. PubMed PMID: 6685237.
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