Multiple sclerosis

What would be cardinal signs in suspecting Multiple Sclerosis in an individual in its very early stages and what tests would be advised ?



Presentation of demyelinating neurological lesions ,appearing, partially recovering and reappearing. Different neurological / ophthalmic lesions appearing in sequence. Example :: Facial palsy, wrist drop, visual loss, all may occur one after another at varying intervals. Each episode will leave residual lesions . MRI, Evoked Potential can give a clue

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In early stage C/O Visual problem Difficulty in keeping balance Bladder incontinence Weakness & fatigue Numbness in extremities Sleeping disturbances

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There are no specific tests for MS. Instead a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis often relies on ruling out other conditions that might produce similar sign and Symptoms known as a differential magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the test of choice for diagnosing MS in combination with initial blood tests. MRIs use radio waves and magnetic fields to evaluate the relative water content in tissue of the body. The can detect normal and abnormal tissues and can spot irregularities.

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