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What further testing is done to find out what caused white spots to show up on the brain when an MRI was done?

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Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology
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In brief: Mri follow up

Tests that may be done to help find out what caused the spots on an mri could be: 1.
physical exam / blood pressure check 3. blood tests 3. spinal tap Hope that helps!

In brief: Mri follow up

Tests that may be done to help find out what caused the spots on an mri could be: 1.
physical exam / blood pressure check 3. blood tests 3. spinal tap Hope that helps!
Dr. Olav Jaren
Dr. Olav Jaren
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In brief: Nonspecific

White matter lesions could be nonspecific and can be associated with prior head injury, migraine, atherosclerosis, aging, and multiple sclerosis.
Mostly, there is need for clinical correlation. If ms suspicion, spinal fluid could be tested, if question of arteritis or vasculitis, some blood tests might help. (on occasion, radiologically isolated syndrome is used to classify a non-clinical ms).

In brief: Nonspecific

White matter lesions could be nonspecific and can be associated with prior head injury, migraine, atherosclerosis, aging, and multiple sclerosis.
Mostly, there is need for clinical correlation. If ms suspicion, spinal fluid could be tested, if question of arteritis or vasculitis, some blood tests might help. (on occasion, radiologically isolated syndrome is used to classify a non-clinical ms).
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