Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Diagnosis

At a Glance

It is key for MS to be diagnosed as early as possible so as to set a treatment path to hopefully stop the progression of the disease.  A diagnosis can be deduced through the use of MRI, CT scan, spinal tap or a variety of blood tests, among other testing procedures.

Diagnosis Topics
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Pediatric MS

Less than 5% of adults with Multiple Sclerosis also exhibited telling behaviors prior to 18 years old. Multiple Sclerosis is…

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Primary Progressive MS

Primary-Progressive MS (PPMS) is a subcategory of Chronic-progressive MS.  PPMS has no remissions and progresses gradually from the first onset.  Minor improvement…

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Progressive Relapsing MS

Progressive-Relapsing MS (PRMS) occurs in less than 5% of patients.  PRMS starts with acute symptom flare-ups and is progressive from the beginning.  There is a…

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Relapsing-Remitting MS

Relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis is experienced by about 80% of those with MS. It is diagnosed once there are two incidents of an MS attack, the first of which most…

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Secondary Progressive MS

The progression of Relapsing-Remitting MS in some patients leads to Secondary-Progressive MS, where the disease is no longer relapsing, but rather, it is a constant, steady…

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Testing for MS

The earlier that testing is done, the more steps can be taken to prevent rapid progression of Multiple Sclerosis and accumulation of disabling factors. The McDonald criteria…

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When to See a Doctor

As soon as you experience bothersome numbing and tingling, it is best to discuss the source of it with your primary care physician familiar with your personal medical…

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Hot Topics

When a child exhibits MS-like symptoms, it probably means he or she has a problem with myelin. Whether the diagnosis turns out to be MS or not depends on the condition and the lesions. Kids Get MS, Too, by Jayne Ness MD-PhD FAAP, FAAN, tells the…