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Multiple sclerosis: clinical review


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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most common cause of progressive neurological disability affecting young people, with an estimated 100,000 patients in the UK. This resource discusses how a diagnosis of MS is made, key clinical features and how to manage the condition. Key learning points include the epidemiology of the condition, using disease-modifying drugs and understanding the prognosis.


After completing this module, you should be better able to understand:

  • The epidemiology and classification of MS
  • How to identify and diagnose patients with suspected MS based on clinical features and the McDonald criteria
  • How to manage the condition, and
  • Prognosis for patients with MS


Dr Belinda Weller, consultant neurologist, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh and updated in 2017 by Dr Wallace Brownlee, Clinical Research Fellow, Institute of Neurology, UCL

This resource is provided at an advanced level by MIMS Learning. Read the article and reflect on what you have learned, then answer the test questions at the end.
Complete the resource to obtain a certificate of completion to include in your revalidation portfolio. You should record the time spent on this resource in your CPD log.