Rating neurologic impairment in multiple sclerosis

  title={Rating neurologic impairment in multiple sclerosis},
  author={John F. Kurtzke},
  pages={1444 - 1444}
  • J. Kurtzke
  • Published 1 November 1983
  • Medicine
  • Neurology
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). [] Key Method 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).

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