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A 42-year-old female asked:

My mri shows few punctate periventricular and subcortical white matter t2/flair hyperintense foci are noted which are nonspecific ... what does this mean mri was done to check for ms due to symptoms?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Your MRI is nonspecific and non diagnostic, and could correlate with migraine, smoking, prior head injury, and perhaps "MS"(?). The images do not confirm MS, but a followup MRI with changes may reveal what is occurring. You need to discuss at length the next steps with your doctor. Neurologist should be involved if not already.
Last updated Apr 11, 2022

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