Questionnaire 86 – July 2019 – October 2019

Welcome to your Questionnaire 86 - July 2019 - October 2019

1. The three main characteristics of MS are the formation of lesions in the central nervous system (also called plaques), inflammation, and the destruction of myelin sheaths.
2. Damage is believed to be caused, solely, by attack on the nervous system by a person's own immune system.
3. The function of grey matter cells is to carry signals between white matter areas, where the processing is done, and the rest of the body.
4. Oligodendrocytes are the cells responsible for creating and maintaining a fatty layer. Your new question!
5. MS is a “notifiable” disease
6. Environmental factors, such as low Vitamin D and cigarette might increase the risk of MS.
7. The blood–brain barrier (BBB) is part of the capillary system.
8. The possibility of being diagnosed with MS is higher between birth and 20 years and after 50 years of age.
9. The McDonald criteria, is the most commonly used method of diagnosing MS.
10. T cells are a kind of lymphocyte that plays an important role in the body's attack.
11. There is no doubt that Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) should be regarded as a separate clinical entity.
12. Asperger's syndrome is named after Dr Hans Asperger, an Austrian paediatrician, who first described the condition in 1944.
13. One characteristic of a person with Asperger’s Syndrome is very good social skills.
14. A person with Asperger’s Syndrome might experience anxiety when a routine is interrupted.
15. A person with Asperger’s Syndrome is a ‘people person’.
16. Asperger's Syndrome is ten times more common in boys than in girls.
17. A "safety phrase" for kids with AS to use when they are confused or unsure might be: "I'm not sure what to do now".
18. Kids with Asperger's usually love making eye contact with others.
19. Some conditions, which have their own set of signs and symptoms, are more common in kids and adults with Asperger’s.
20. Asperger's Syndrome is one of the autistic disorders.