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What disease might mimic multiple sclerosis?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Several potentials: Cadasil, lupus, arteritis, clippers, pernicious anemia, cervical spondylosis, lyme disease, CNS lymphoma, sjogren's, melas. If you get the point, ms may be hard to diagnose, and often need to exclude other explanations. Patterns may or may not be different, and sometimes it is important to get testing and even several opinions.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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