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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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If your doctor suspects that you have multiple sclerosis, but you haven't yet been diagnosed, chances are you'll be taking an EMG  test.    EMG stands for electromyogram. The purpose of the EMG is to assess the health of muscles by measuring their response to stimulation. This can help doctors in diagnosing multiple sclerosis and…

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Lisa Emrich, Health Guide, commented on MS Signs vs. Symptoms: What is the… Hi Maris,   Very interesting to be see at a teaching hospital.  I…

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Lisa Emrich, Health Guide, commented on MS Signs vs. Symptoms: What is the… Cindy,   I've seen something about this type of weighting helping…

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Vicki, Health Guide, answered My LP came back normal,and the MRI came… I always think "if there is doubt, ask." I would call with the…

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Vicki, Health Guide, answered I have been having symptoms for 5 years… Hi Angel, Thanks for your kind remarks. I have read so many…

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