Multiple sclerosis: Features

"DEMYELINATION"

  • Diplopia / Dysmetria / Dysdiadochokinesis / Depression
  • Eye movement painful (Optic neuritis)
  • Motor: Weakness; spasticity
  • nYstagmus
  • Elevation in temperature (Uhthoff's phenomenon)
  • Lhermitte's sign
  • Intention tremor
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Ataxia
  • Talking is slurred; dysarthria
  • Impotence
  • Overactive bladder (urinary urgency)
  • Numbness (sensory defect)

 

 

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imageUhthoff's phenomenon: It is the worsening of symptoms of MS with rise in body temperature. Classical description is "unable to get out of a hot bath".
imageLhermitte's sign: Electric shock like sensations down the back and sometimes on thigh on bending the back.

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