The Patient With Multiple Sclerosis

  • Ya-Tseng William Lu
  • Lloy E. Anderson


A 20-year-old Hispanic woman, gravida 2, para 0010, presented with recurrent premature cervical dilatation for emergency cervical cerclage at 20½ weeks gestation with a twin pregnancy.

Her past medical history was significant for asthma and multiple sclerosis. One year prior to admission the patient suddenly developed numbness below dermatome T8, which lasted approximately 1 month. There were no other associated signs and symptoms. Multiple sclerosis was diagnosed by a neurologist following magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) analysis. The patient had been in remission since that initial presentation.


Multiple Sclerosis Epidural Anesthesia Optic Neuritis Trigeminal Neuralgia Cerebral Spinal Fluid 
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  • Ya-Tseng William Lu
  • Lloy E. Anderson

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