What clinical features should the nurse expect to see in a patient with this disease?
A 25-year-old woman is admitted to the hospital after suffering a seizure. She has not personal history of seizures in the past. On admission, an MRI scan demonstrates that the patient has multiple sclerosis.
1. When the nurse initially meets the patient, the patient asks if she can explain what multiple sclerosis is. Can you simply explain the pathophysiology of this disease?
2. What clinical features should the nurse expect to see in a patient with this disease?
3. Compare and contrast upper and lower motor neurons. Which type of neurons can be involved in patients with multiple sclerosis?