Multiple Sclerosis: The Role of Primary Care in Early Diagnosis and Patient-centered Management

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a progressive disease of the central nervous system. It affects approximately 1 million people in the US and is most commonly diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50 years, largely in women. MS causes a variety of motor and nonmotor symptoms and can have devastating effects on productivity and quality of life. This program will review the signs and symptoms of MS to best facilitate early referral for comprehensive neurologic work-up and initiation of disease-modifying therapy (DMT). It will also discuss the primary care clinician’s role in coordinating care, counseling on DMT adherence, and managing the comorbidities of MS.
Mary Knudtson, DNSc, NP, FAAN
Claire Riley, MD

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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a progressive disease of the central nervous system. It affects approximately 1 million people in the US and is most commonly diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50 years, largely in women. MS causes a variety of motor and nonmotor symptoms and can have devastating effects on productivity and quality of life. This program will review the signs and symptoms of MS to best facilitate early referral for comprehensive neurologic work-up and initiation of disease-modifying therapy (DMT). It will also discuss the primary care clinician’s role in coordinating care, counseling on DMT adherence, and managing the comorbidities of MS.

Mary Knudtson, DNSc, NP, FAAN Claire Riley, MD Released: January 24, 2020
Provided by Continuing Nursing Education Provider Unit, Boston University School of Medicine

Boston University School of Medicine
Continuing Medical Education
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Boston, Massachusetts 02118

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http://www.bu.edu/cme

This activity is supported by an educational grant from
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

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