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Diagnostic criteria and differential diagnosis of multiple sclerosis

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=12938628&dopt=Abstract

Zh Nevrol Psikhiatr Im S S Korsakova. 2003;Spec No 2:4-9

This article prepared by members of International Panel working on new diagnostic criteria of multiple sclerosis (MS) presents and discusses these criteria, which pay special attention to MRI as a method of confirmation of dissemination in space and in time, necessary for MS diagnosis.

Also main problems of MS differential diagnosis are discussed as well as significance of other laboratory methods like evoked potentials and cerebrospinal fluid studies.

Nevertheless the significance of clinical signs in MS diagnosis are decisive.