More MS news articles for Jan 2002

Cerebral magnetic resonance imaging in a patient with ankylosing spondylitis and multiple sclerosis-like syndrome

http://link.springer.de/link/service/journals/00234/contents/01/00619/s002340100619ch002.html

Diagnostic Neuroradiology
Martino Cellerini (1), Silvia Gabbrielli (1) and Susanna Maddali Bongi (2)
(1)  Neuroradiology Unit, Trauma Center (CTO), Careggi Hospital, Largo Palagi, 50134 Florence, Italy
(2)  Section of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Florence, Florence, Italy

Abstract. Clinical and cerebral magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings in a patient with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and multiple sclerosis-like (MS-like) syndrome are reported.

Cerebral MRI demonstrated multiple, MS-like, scattered foci of signal abnormality, one of which showed contrast enhancement.

Lesion dissemination in "space and time" is a hallmark for diagnosis of MS, and its demonstration by enhanced cerebral MRI prompted suspicion of coexistence of MS and AS in our patient.
 

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