Ultrasound evaluation of diaphragm thickness in multiple sclerosis

Takeaway

  • Diaphragm thickness appears similar in people with and without multiple sclerosis, but change level and thickening ratio (TR) are lower in people with MS and the latter is negatively correlated with disability score.

Why this matters

    Physicians should be aware of the potential for diaphragm weakness in people with MS, especially as disability worsens, to increase recognition and reduce morbidity and mortality associated with pulmonary dysfunction in this population.