Which neurologic systems are included in the Kurtzke Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS)?

Updated: Jul 12, 2021
  • Author: Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA; Chief Editor: Buck Christensen  more...
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The EDSS assigns a severity score to the patient's clinical status that ranges from 0-10 in increments of 0.5. The scores from grades 0-4 are determined using functional systems (FS) scales that evaluate dysfunction in the following 8 neurologic systems:

  • Pyramidal

  • Cerebellar

  • Brainstem

  • Sensory

  • Bladder and bowel

  • Vision

  • Cerebral

  • Other


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