Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis

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Abstract

Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, debilitating, inflammatory, and neurodegenerative disease of the central nervous system. There is no cure for the disease, and its management includes use of symptomatic agents and diseasemodifying therapies to reduce and/or prevent relapses and disease progression. Fatigue affects up to 90% of MS patients and can significantly impair function, quality of life, and interaction with family and friends. The common causes of fatigue and effective interventions and treatments are reviewed in this article.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)363-372
Number of pages10
JournalPhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
Volume20
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2009

Keywords

  • Fatigue
  • Human
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neurorehabilitation
  • Quality of life
  • Treatment of fatigue

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation

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