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Ms differential diagnosis

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Do you mean ALS?: Ms is an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system, and 85% of all cases have flares and remissions, and affect vision, sensation, balance, coo... Read More
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 19 years experience
MS v ALS: One important difference- the brain or spinal cord MRI is often abnormal in MS, they are normal for ALS. The EMG is abnormal for ALS, it is normal fo... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 34 years experience
Yes, but...: You may have heard lots of anecdotes about people who were incorrectly diagnosed with ms. However, modern imaging techniques and diagnostic criteria h... Read More
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Possible: But not clear from your brief question is why you are questioning the diagnosis, and what has occurred over time to prompt doctors to make the diagnos... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
Neurology 39 years experience
Neurologic Consult: You need to see a neurologist who can assist you through the diagnostic regimen. Since there are other diseases that can mimic ms, and some may have ... Read More
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Do the following: Your symptoms may or may not be consistent with MS, and could be due to another issue. First, have your primary care physician assess and refer you t... Read More
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 19 years experience
MS Dx- how to make: The best way to make a diagnosis of MS is to be interviewed and examined by a neurologist, then undergo tests of MRI and spinal tap, if needed. It is... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Yes.: Neuro findings on ct and MRI can be identical, as they can also be in sjogren's syndrome. Systemic lupus is the great mimicker!
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Straightforward: Diagnosis is based on clinical history and physical exam, and confirmed with MRI images of brain and/or neck, but lumbar puncture for spinal fluid eva... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
Neurology 39 years experience
MRI is required: The diagnosis of ms can be made by history, examination, and mri, under the new 2010 mcdonald criteria for the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. Your d... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
No: Being Stun Gunned does not cause MS.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
What?: Doctors don't presume. They do tests and establish a diagnosis. If your diagnosis was established the tests and medical notes can be requested from yo... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
SPINAL CORD: Some folks have only lesions noted in the spinal cord, and lack lesions in brain. In this case, leg weakness, numbness, and maybe bowel or bladder pro... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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There's really no: blood test for MS. History and physical exam and MRI of the brain and spinal cord with contrasting dye in a specific pattern may suggest MS. A spina... Read More

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