Multiple sclerosis following bariatric surgery: A report of five cases

Australasian Medical Journal. 2019;12(12):337-343

 

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Journal Title: Australasian Medical Journal

ISSN: 1836-1935 (Online)

Publisher: Australasian Medical Journal pty ltd.

LCC Subject Category: Medicine: Medicine (General)

Country of publisher: Australia

Language of fulltext: English

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AUTHORS


Foziah Alshamrani (. Department of Neurology - Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Saudi Arabia)

Leenah Turkistani (College of Medicine - Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Saudi Arabia)

Nourah AlAmri (College of Medicine - Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Saudi Arabia)

Anwar AlZahrani (College of Medicine - Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Saudi Arabia)

Abdulla Alsulaiman (. Department of Neurology - Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Saudi Arabia)

Fahad AlKhamis (. Department of Neurology - Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Saudi Arabia)

Majed AlAbdali (. Department of Neurology - Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Saudi Arabia)

Danah AlJaafari (. Department of Neurology - Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Saudi Arabia)

Aisha AlBaker (. Department of Neurology - Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Saudi Arabia)

Abdullah AlAmri (. Department of Neurology - Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Saudi Arabia)

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Time From Submission to Publication: 5 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a debilitating chronic inflammatory demyelinating disease that affects the central nervous system. The underlying cause of multiple sclerosis is unknown, yet there are various predisposing factors. Currently, bariatric surgery is an increasingly common solution for obesity. It has been reported that bariatric procedures result in miscellaneous neurological complications. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case series to report the occurrence of MS following bariatric surgery. Here we report the cases of five patients who were recruited for inclusion following neurological examination, complete cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) study, enhanced cranial as well as spinal cord magnetic resonance (MR) images. Diagnosis of multiple sclerosis was made based on McDonalds criteria (2010). All cases were diagnosed with relapsing-remitting form of multiple sclerosis (RRMS) after various types of bariatric surgeries.