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1

The following best describes Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

A progressive, fatal, neurodegenerative disease caused by degeneration of motor neurons in the CNS that control voluntary muscle movement

2

Which of the following is NOT associated with Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome?

Akinesia

3

Which of the following is NOT useful in the treatment of multiple sclerosis

Bromocriptine

4

Multiple Sclerosis is characterized by which of the following?

Lesions are present in the white matter of the central nervous nervous system

5

A mother brings her 2 month-old infant in because she is concerned about the fact that her baby seems "floppy" and is unable to roll over. She states the baby's movements appear jerky. Upon further questioning, it is revealed this baby was born at 34 weeks after some fetal distress. What disease could cause the symptoms based up the medical history?

Cerebral palsy

6

All of the following results may be obtained in the CSF of a patient with multiple sclerosis EXCEPT:

Decreased protein

7

Korsakoff's Syndrome is caused by a lack of:

Thiamine

8

Which of the following disorders demonstrates a geographic correlation?

Multiple sclerosis

9

Which of the following is the imaging procedure of choice for evaluation of a patient suspected of having multiple sclerosis?

MRI

10

A 36 year old female with a history of multiple sclerosis is having an acute exacerbation of her symptoms, which include visual acuity changes, weakness in her legs leading to some incoordination, and a significant tremor. What is the best treatment for her condition at this time?

Methylprednisolone