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Beginner's Guide to MS: Disability and the Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) Score

In August 1955, Dr. Kurtzke published the Disability Status Scale (DSS) which is used to evaluate a patient’s impairment due to MS on a 10-point scale.  In 1983, Dr. Kurtzke published the Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) which has the advantage of evaluating all major neurologic areas. 

Although the EDSS lacks sensitivity to short-term changes in a patient’s status, it is used extensively in national and international trials to evaluate the effectiveness of therapy.  It is heavily...

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