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Do you need nerve biopsy for ms?

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In brief: Almost never

However, problem comes when ms plus another peripheral nerve problem coexist.
Biopsy for ms would usually involve brain procedure in order to clarify a difficult presentation, such as tumefactive type of lesion, but this is unique. In short, almost never even get testing of peripheral nerves in ms pts.

In brief: Almost never

However, problem comes when ms plus another peripheral nerve problem coexist.
Biopsy for ms would usually involve brain procedure in order to clarify a difficult presentation, such as tumefactive type of lesion, but this is unique. In short, almost never even get testing of peripheral nerves in ms pts.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology
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In brief: Ms

Ms is a disorder of the white matter in brains.
Nerve biopsy is not needed, and irrelevant. The problems in ms are not related to nerves, but to the brain.

In brief: Ms

Ms is a disorder of the white matter in brains.
Nerve biopsy is not needed, and irrelevant. The problems in ms are not related to nerves, but to the brain.
Dr. Peter Glusker
Dr. Peter Glusker
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