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The Multiple Sclerosis Severity Score (MSSS) predicts disease severity over time

Posted Nov 17 2009 10:20pm
.J Neurol Sci. 2009 Jan 10. [Epub ahead of print] - Pubmed

Pachner AR, Steiner I.
Department of Neurology and Neurosciences, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ, USA.

BACKGROUND: The M ultiple S clerosis S everity S cale (MSSS) adds the element of disease duration to the expanded disease status score (EDSS) and is designed to provide a measure of disease severity. We have used this tool to address two questions: Can it be used to predict the accrual of disability over time in individual patients? Do the currently available therapies have an impact upon disease severity over time?

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