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What are the means by which brain lesions diagnose multiple sclerosis?

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In brief: MRI DATA

The diagnosis is certainly based on history and exam, but the MRI is also confirmatory.
We discuss "dissemination in time", with lesions emerging and disappearing on serial studies. Also, "dissemination in space", with lesions in different parts of brain and/or spinal cord. Location of lesions are helpful. If there is indication of active inflammation, this prompts aggressive therapy.

In brief: MRI DATA

The diagnosis is certainly based on history and exam, but the MRI is also confirmatory.
We discuss "dissemination in time", with lesions emerging and disappearing on serial studies. Also, "dissemination in space", with lesions in different parts of brain and/or spinal cord. Location of lesions are helpful. If there is indication of active inflammation, this prompts aggressive therapy.
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