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Deficient learning and memory in early and middle phases of multiple sclerosis.
  1. I Grant,
  2. W I McDonald,
  3. M R Trimble,
  4. E Smith,
  5. R Reed


    Forty-three patients with multiple sclerosis showed disturbances in short-term memory, learning, and delayed recall which were associated with years of active disease (average was 4.5 years), age, presence of flareup, but not steroid/ACTH treatment. Unrecognised memory loss might be prevalent early in the natural history of multiple sclerosis and deserves neuropsychological assessment.

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