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How is clinically isolated syndrome diagnosed?

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If the symptoms last for at least 24 hours, and other conditions are ruled out, a doctor is likely to diagnose you with clinically isolated syndrome. Stroke, Lyme disease, and blood vessel problems also have similar symptoms. Your doctor might take a sample of your spinal fluid and do an MRI test to find out if there’s been any damage to your central nervous system.

From: What Is Clinically Isolated Syndrome? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: “What is MS? Related conditions: Clinically isolated syndrome (CIS).” National Multiple Sclerosis Society: “Symptoms & diagnosis: MS symptoms.”

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: “NINDS multiple sclerosis information page.” National Multiple Sclerosis Society: “Symptoms & diagnosis: Clinically isolated syndrome (CIS).”

Kuhle J et.al. , February 2015. Multiple Sclerosis Journal

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: “Treating MS: Medications: Adherence.”

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: “Symptoms & diagnosis: Possible MS.”

Multiple Sclerosis Trust: “Clinically isolated syndrome (CIS).”

Reviewed by Neil Lava on June 10, 2017

SOURCES:

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: “What is MS? Related conditions: Clinically isolated syndrome (CIS).” National Multiple Sclerosis Society: “Symptoms & diagnosis: MS symptoms.”

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: “NINDS multiple sclerosis information page.” National Multiple Sclerosis Society: “Symptoms & diagnosis: Clinically isolated syndrome (CIS).”

Kuhle J et.al. , February 2015. Multiple Sclerosis Journal

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: “Treating MS: Medications: Adherence.”

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: “Symptoms & diagnosis: Possible MS.”

Multiple Sclerosis Trust: “Clinically isolated syndrome (CIS).”

Reviewed by Neil Lava on June 10, 2017

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