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Are there any other diseases that mimic ms?

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Virginia Simnad
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Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes- several

There are several illnesses that are similar to MS.
These include SLE, CADASIL, Susac syndrome, transverse myeltis, neuromyelitis optica, optic neuritis, and ADEM for example. Many of these are less common than MS, and at times they can be difficult to distinguish from MS.

In brief: Yes- several

There are several illnesses that are similar to MS.
These include SLE, CADASIL, Susac syndrome, transverse myeltis, neuromyelitis optica, optic neuritis, and ADEM for example. Many of these are less common than MS, and at times they can be difficult to distinguish from MS.
Dr. Olav Jaren
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: MS Mimicry

Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, systemic lupus erythematosus, sjögren's syndrome, myasthenia gravis, etc.

In brief: MS Mimicry

Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, systemic lupus erythematosus, sjögren's syndrome, myasthenia gravis, etc.
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