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can ms show lesions only in the brain and not in the spinal cord? and what type of ms would this be?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
See below: If you have optic neuritis and suspicious lesions in the brain, you have a very high chance of having multiple sclerosis. The absence of lesions in spinal cord is not exclusionary. Although other disorders may cause your issues, would get diagnosis confirmed, and start a potent MS agent ASAP, if that seems to be answer.

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