6D85.4/F02.8 Dementia due to multiple sclerosis



Dementia due to multiple sclerosis (MS) is a rare form of dementia caused by the degeneration of the nerve cells in the brain. It is thought to be caused by the accumulation of neurological damage caused by the immune system attacking the nerve cells in the brain.


Diagnosis of dementia due to MS is based on a combination of medical history, physical examination and neuropsychological testing. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may also be used to detect any changes in the brain due to MS.

Differential diagnosis

Other possible causes of dementia include Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, and trauma.


Treatment for dementia due to MS is mainly supportive and symptomatic. This may include medications to control symptoms, such as memory loss and confusion, as well as physical and occupational therapy to help maintain function.


The prognosis for dementia due to MS is poor. There is no cure for the condition and symptoms typically worsen over time. However, with proper treatment and support, some individuals may be able to maintain their quality of life.

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