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Are there any other diseases that mimic ms?

Are there any other diseases that mimic ms?

Yes: Unfortunately, many symptoms of MS are shared in common with other medical conditions. Your neurologist will be in a good position to screen for these issues once a thorough review of medical history and exam findings are available. ...Read more

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Hospital saw something on brain scan suspect it may be multiple sclerosis.....any other diseases that mimic MS?

Hospital saw something on brain scan suspect it may be multiple sclerosis.....any other diseases that mimic MS?

See details: I assume you mean an MRI and not a brain scan. There are several issues that cause similar MRI findings including Lyme disease, vasculitis and other infections. The diagnosis of MS is made of the basis of the clinical findings and analysis of spinal fluid as well as the MRI. Discuss this issue with the doctor who ordered the test. ...Read more

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Can an anxiety disorder mimic symptoms like ms? Muscle twitches ,prickly sensation, numbness ? Had normal brain,neck MRI and clean emg.

Can an anxiety disorder mimic symptoms like ms? Muscle twitches ,prickly sensation, numbness ?
Had normal brain,neck MRI and clean emg.

Effects of anxiety: Symptoms of prickling, numbness and twitching can occur in anyone, and they can be more noticeable to someone feeling anxiety. Your tests are ok. That is great! Means those nerves are healthy. Maybe just oversensitive. ...Read more

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What diseases cause hand paresthesia and swelling (in the MS mimic) catagory? I've been having a lot of symptoms that are classic MS symptoms but have not been diagnosed. My brain MRI without contrast was normal. One neurologist sd it was anxiety and to s

What diseases cause hand paresthesia and swelling (in the MS mimic) catagory? I've been having a lot of symptoms that are classic MS symptoms but have not been diagnosed. My brain MRI without contrast was normal. One neurologist sd it was anxiety and to s

Some of the options: Cervical radiculopathy, transverse myelopathy, ulnar / radial / median nerve impingement (incl carpal tunnel syndome), brachial plexopathy, peripheral neuropathy (there are many causes), and vascular disorders, such as calciphylaxis. I agree that carpal tunnel syndrome is #1 - and should be a place to start. A normal brain MRI does help put MS aside. ...Read more

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What is the difference between MS and wilson's disease?

What is the difference between MS and wilson's disease?

Major: Wilson's: inherited disease of copper metabolism, with wing-beating tremors, dystonia, ataxia, speech issues, liver abnormalities. Diagnosed with copper and ceruloplamin levels, and slit lamp. MS: autoimmune disorder of brain, spinal cord, and eye, not genetic, not affecting liver, causing visual, strength, balance, coordination, cognitive and fatigue issues, diagnosed by MRI brain and cord. ...Read more

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What conditions are similar to MS and mimic its symptoms?

What conditions are similar to MS and mimic its symptoms?

Various....: Lyme disease. Susac syndrome. Post-encephalitis settings. Certain disorders of coagulation (especially those causing venous problems). That's a short list to get your research started. ...Read more

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My sis was diagnosis with MS in her back only, i thought that affected the whole body. How will this affect her since we don't understand the disease?

My sis was diagnosis with MS in her back only, i thought that affected the whole body. How will this affect her since we don't understand the disease?

SPINAL CORD: Some folks have only lesions noted in the spinal cord, and lack lesions in brain. In this case, leg weakness, numbness, and maybe bowel or bladder problems might ensue, but please question the diagnosis, as she might possess neuromyelitis optica, and an nmo antibody study might assist. If it is indeed ms, please start potent disease modifying agent to control inflammation. ...Read more

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Can beh├žet's disease be missdiagnosed as ms?

Have seen it.: If there is question of confusing diagnosis, may need a team approach, such as neurology, ophthalmology, and maybe rheumatology. Need established and confirmed diagnosis, as treatment varies. ...Read more

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