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Multiple Sclerosis

MS Mimics

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Question 1 of 5

Which of these are similarities between Type I Diabetes and Multiple Sclerosis?

  • ABoth are autoimmune conditions where there is a period of silent disease before the appearance of symptoms and diagnosis of the disease.
  • BThe common age to be diagnosed with MS and diabetes is between 20 and 40 years of age.
  • CImmunologically, type I diabetes and multiple sclerosis are almost the same-in a test tube you can barely tell the two diseases apart.
  • DAll are true.

Question 2 of 5

Which symptoms are similar for Lyme Disease and Multiple Sclerosis?

  • ANumbness or pain in the arms and legs
  • BHeadaches and visual problems
  • CDepression, cognitive issues, trouble speaking or recalling words
  • DAll of the above

Question 3 of 5

Which of these statements is true?

  • ALesions present with Multiple Sclerosis go away with treatment
  • BMyelopathy and abnormal MRI findings can be resolved with proper treatment when the patient has a Vitamin B deficiency
  • CAge and sex of the patient who has a Vitamin B deficiency are the most important factors in predicting whether or not the treatment will work
  • DThe symptoms of Vitamin B deficiency and Multiple Sclerosis are vastly different

Question 4 of 5

Which of these statements is false?

  • A<A HREF="http://www.healthcentral.com/chronic-pain/fibromyalgia.html?ic=4025" TARGET="_blank">Fibromyalgia</A> and Multiple Sclerosis are both diagnosed through MRI's of the brain and/or spinal cord
  • BBoth fibromyalgia and MS are chronic autoimmune diseases
  • CBoth diseases can cause stiffness in the extremities, pain, and acute fatigue

Question 5 of 5

Which of these are false?

  • ABlindness is rare for both Multiple Sclerosis patients as well as for patients suffering from a disorder known as Susac's Syndrome
  • BSusak'sSyndrome and MS both carry a major risk of hearing loss
  • CBoth MS and Susak's syndrome predominantly affects women between the ages of 20 to 40
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