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Testing for MS

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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 used in testing for MS include a spinal fluid evaluation, MRI scanning for tracking lesions in the central nervous system over time. Disorders that mimic MS are: Lyme, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, AIDS, Lupus and other autoimmune conditions. Blood tests may be conducted to rule out other disorders. Multiple Sclerosis severity is measured using the Expanded Disability Status Scale.

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  Credit: Thinkstock So what does happen when you go to see a neurologist and they do an exam?  I do think the procedure differs from doctor to doctor and depending upon what they are looking for.  When I see my neurologist, the exam does not take that long.  But for someone undergoing an extensive diagnostic exam, the…

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