More MS news articles for August 2002

Aphasia in multiple sclerosis

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=12166513&dopt=Abstract

Ups J Med Sci 2001;106(3):205-10
Erdem H, Stalberg E, Caglar I.
Department of Neurology, Ondokuz Mayis University, Medical Faculty, Samsun, Turkey.

Aphasia has rarely been reported in multiple sclerosis (MS).

In this article a case with MS presenting as purely global aphasia during an exacerbation of MS is reported with clinical and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) findings.

MRI demonstrated giant plaques mimicking a cerebral tumour with surroundings characterised by oedematous transformations in the left frontal and parietal lobes.