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What is clinically isolated syndrome?

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When your body attacks your nervous system, it’s often diagnosed as multiple sclerosis. But when it happens just one time, that’s considered clinically isolated syndrome. The two conditions have the same symptoms -- including muscle weakness and problems with balance.

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. Multiple Sclerosis Journal, February 2015.

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 Christopher Melinosky on November 14, 2019

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. Multiple Sclerosis Journal, February 2015.

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 Christopher Melinosky on November 14, 2019

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