Eur J Case Rep Intern Med. 2021 Sep 6;8(9):002298. doi: 10.12890/2021_002298. eCollection 2021.


Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most common cause of non-traumatic neurological disability in young adults. It has effects at different levels: physical, emotional, psychological, cognitive and social, with a great variety of signs and symptoms. In particular, spasticity contributes to reducing the motor performance of patients with MS, causing pain, reduction in distance walked and limitations in social life. We present the case of a 39-year-old woman with MS. She was treated with delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol/cannabidiol and the outcome was assessed with the International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health core set framework.

LEARNING POINTS: The clinical presentation of multiple sclerosis (MS) is heterogeneous but very often lower limb spasticity leads to severe disability.The use of nabiximols improved spasticity control and motor performance in walking, and also had a larger effect in improving activity and participation in personal relationships.Appropriate assessment of MS cases, through the ICF framework, may demonstrate further effects of nabiximols on patient capacity and performance.

PMID:34671570 | PMC:PMC8523373 | DOI:10.12890/2021_002298

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