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How to diagnose multiple sclerosis and what are the pitfalls.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19817917     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The task of confirming a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS), one of the commonest neurological disorders affecting young adults, has altered significantly in the magnetic resonance imaging era. Conversely, key principles, most notably objective documentation of neurological dissemination in time and space, remain fundamental to the process. Clinical acumen and experience are equally as crucial as an ability to interpret relevant investigations. Recognising typical clinical patterns, addressing potential 'mimics', and stratifying prognosis of a clinically isolated syndrome are just some of the challenges inherent in diagnosing MS.
C Shaw; C Chapman; H Butzkueven
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2009-10-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  Internal medicine journal     Volume:  39     ISSN:  1445-5994     ISO Abbreviation:  Intern Med J     Publication Date:  2009 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-17     Completed Date:  2010-07-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101092952     Medline TA:  Intern Med J     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  792-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neuroscience, Geelong Hospital, Geelong, Victoria, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Multiple Sclerosis / diagnosis*

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