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  •  Sensory disturbances (limbs) - 30.7%
  • Visual loss - 15.9%
  • Motor (subacute) - 8.9%
  • Diplopia - 6.8%
  • Gait disturbance - 4.8%
  • Motor (acute) - 4.3%
  • Balance problems - 2.9%
  • Sensory disturbance (face) - 2.8%
  • Lhermitte’s phenomenon - 1.8%
  • Vertigo - 1.7%
  • Bladder disturbance - 1.0%
  • Limb ataxia - 1.0%
  • Acute transverse myelopathy - 0.7%
  • Pain - 0.5%
  • Unclassified - 2.5%
  • Polysymptomatic onset - 13.7%
Olek, 2005 [adapted from Paty et al., 1994 and Studney D et al., 1993, MS COSTAR: A computerized patient record adapted for clinical research purposes. J Neurol Rehab; 7:145].

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