How to diagnose multiple sclerosis and what are the pitfalls

Shaw, C., Chapman, C. and Butzkueven, H. 2009, How to diagnose multiple sclerosis and what are the pitfalls, Internal medicine journal, vol. 39, no. 12, pp. 792-799, doi: 10.1111/j.1445-5994.2009.02081.x.

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Title How to diagnose multiple sclerosis and what are the pitfalls
Author(s) Shaw, C.ORCID iD for Shaw, C.
Chapman, C.
Butzkueven, H.
Journal name Internal medicine journal
Volume number 39
Issue number 12
Start page 792
End page 799
Total pages 8
Publisher Blackwell
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 2009-12
ISSN 1445-5994
Summary The task of confirming a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS), one of the commonest neurological disorders affecting young adults, has altered significantly in the magnetic resonance imaging era. Conversely, key principles, most notably objective documentation of neurological dissemination in time and space, remain fundamental to the process. Clinical acumen and experience are equally as crucial as an ability to interpret relevant investigations. Recognising typical clinical patterns, addressing potential 'mimics', and stratifying prognosis of a clinically isolated syndrome are just some of the challenges inherent in diagnosing MS.
Language eng
DOI 10.1111/j.1445-5994.2009.02081.x
Field of Research 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C2.1 Other contribution to refereed journal
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