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MRI for MS

October 30, 2003
News 14 Carolina

Patients with multiple sclerosis commonly have to wait for a confirmed diagnosis until several signs of the disease show up. a new guideline could reduce that wait and allow for earlier treatment. The American Academy of Neurology says that a single MRI of a patient's brain and spinal cord can provide enough information about lesions, or damaged areas, indicating possible disease. Patients with three or more lesions in the brain's white matter have an 80-percent likelihood of developing MS.

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