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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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Lisa Emrich, Health Guide, answered Can I have a normal MRI and still have… To enviously_proficient, In response to the original question asked, it…

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Lisa Emrich, Health Guide, answered Can you tell me what the following… Hi kimber35, Making sense of MRI reports can be confusing. It's hard to…

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