All About Multiple Sclerosis

More MS news articles for March 2004

Diagnostic Criteria for Adults not Good for Kids

http://www.bostoncure.org:8080/article.pl?sid=04/03/18/132230&mode=nested

March 18th, 2004
Art Mellor
Boston Cure Project

This study assessed the validity of established MRI criteria for multiple sclerosis (MS) in a cohort of 20 children with clinically definite MS. The authors found that many pediatric MS patients did not meet the MRI criteria established for adult-onset MS, particularly the McDonald MRI criteria for dissemination in space. The authors thus suggest that MRI criteria for adult MS be applied cautiously to pediatric MS patients.

Copyright © 2004, Boston Cure Project