Early cognitive impairment across patients of different ethnicities with multiple sclerosis

Takeaway

  • In patients with newly diagnosed multiple sclerosis (MS) of different ethnicities there are no differences in early cognitive impairment.

Why this matters

  • Subtle cognitive impairment in early-MS predicts disabling cognitive impairment later in disease course.

  • Early intervention may prevent or delay neurodegeneration and improve cognition.

  • No ethnic subgroup has yet been identified as at greater risk of early cognitive impairment.