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Controversies across Continents Report from the MS Forum Symposium, September 2002, Baltimore, USA

Int MS J. 2003 Apr;10(1):32-3
Bates D.
Department of Neurology, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Queen Victoria Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

The personal views of speakers from North America and Europe concerning the diagnosis and management of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) were presented at an MS Forum symposium before the ACTRIMS/ECTRIMS Meeting in Baltimore, USA.

There were more areas of agreement than controversy and the overall impression was that MS is managed similarly across the continents.

Four topics were discussed: diagnosing the clinically isolated syndrome; guidelines for using diseasemodifying therapy; people who fail to respond to disease-modifying treatment; and treating the patient with rapid deterioration to disability.