A 58-year-old female asked:
Ms coma? please explain....
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Dr. William Gayaanswered
Neurology 31 years experience
Multiple sclerosis : Acute fulminant ms is extremely rare. It may present with headache, vomiting, and eventually coma, inability to respond to profound stimuli. It could occur if a large enough area of brainstem is affected with a relapse or attack of ms.
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Dr. Martin Raffanswered
Infectious Disease 58 years experience
Multiple sclerosis: Ms affects the brain and spinal cord. Early symptoms include weakness, tingling, numbness, and blurred vision. Others are muscle stiffness, thinking problems, and urinary problems. The diagnosis is made by history of symptoms and neurological exam, often with an mri, spinal tap and other tests. Coma is a condition in which conscious cognitive function has ceased and can be caused by ms.
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Dr. Bennett Machanicanswered
Neurology 54 years experience
Rather unique: MS is a chronic, and insidious disease, with occasional relapses in the most common form. One could conceive in the childhood Marburg variation, of a severe attack within the brainstem causing coma and death. Rather unusual in adult form of the disease.
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Last updated Sep 20, 2014
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