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can silent benign brain lesions cause ms?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Comments: Not uncommonly, brain lesions consistent with MS may be uncovered on an MRI, even though symptoms and/or relapses have not occurred yet. This is called radiologically isolated syndrome. It may be valuable to repeat the films, and if changes occur, get spinal fluid to confirm the possible early onset of MS. This is complex, as involves treatment decisions. Each patient is different.
Answered on Jan 4, 2019
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