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what all can mimic multiple sclerosis?

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Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Many conditions: Initially the ms patient goes through many diagnostic considerations. Stroke, drug effects, malingering, viruses, toxic reactions, lupus, pinched nerves, are just some of the common initial concerns. It may take hundreds of tests and repeated bouts before a definite diagnosis can be made.
Answered on Sep 26, 2014
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
All of below: CADASIL. lupus or other arteritis/vasculitis, anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome, Sjogren's, Lyme disease, HIV, syphilis, B-12 deficiency, meningeal carcinomatosis, to name the more common differential diagnostic thought.
Answered on Aug 16, 2014

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