• ead ead
    March 15, 2011
    What Diseases Mimic Multiple Sclerosis?
    ead ead
    March 15, 2011

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  • Vicki
    Health Guide
    March 16, 2011
    Vicki
    Health Guide
    March 15, 2011

    Hi ead,

    There are several diseases and conditions that mimic MS. Following is a list by type. I'm not guaranteeing that these are all of them, but it's a pretty good list.


    Autoimmune Conditions:

    Encephalomyelitis

    Lupus

    Sjogren's Syndrome

    Myasthenia Gravis


    Infectious Diseases:

    Lyme Disease

    Human T-cell lymphotrophic virus-1

    Neurosyphilis


    Vascular Diseases:

    Stroke Symptoms

    Central Nervous System Angitis

    Dural Arteriovenous Fistulas

    Binswanger's


    Other Diseases and Conditions:

    Fibromyalgia

    Vitamin B12 deficiency

    Muscular Dystrophy 

    Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease)

    Migraine

    Hypo-thyroidism

    Hhypertension

    Beçhets

    Arnold-Chiari deformity

    Mitochondrial Disorder


    The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation published an article that talks about these mimicing conditions in detail. This article tells how each condition is similar to MS, and then why it is different.


    I hope this list and link provide you with the information you need. If not, perhaps a chat with your doctor would be more helpful. Good luck.


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