Tuesday, May 03, 2016

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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During each visit with the neurologist, I get to go through the steps of testing balance and gait.  The term gait refers to how you walk.  It’s fun getting to show off my abilities on any given day.  However, there is one particular neurological test which always gives me a chuckle.  It is the Romberg Test.   "What…

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Lisa Emrich, Health Guide, answered I started getting MRIs in 1999no dx of… Hi Goldyb3,   Have you had a follow-up visit with your…


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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…




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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