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Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis â€" Diagnosing MS â€" Diagnostic Tests and Procedures for MS

Posted Aug 23 2008 3:09pm

This is a very comprehensive article about diagnosing multiple sclerosis Link: Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis – Diagnosing MS – Diagnostic Tests and Procedures for MS .

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease that is extremely difficult to diagnose. The reasons for this include:

* More than 50 symptoms are linked to MS and each person develops symptoms differently.

* Many of the symptoms mimic problems that occur with other diseases.

* There is no blood test for MS, yet.

* Symptoms usually come and go.

* Many symptoms are vague and hard to quantify, such as fatigue, sexual dysfunction, depression and cognitive difficulties -– these often get attributed to stress by general practitioners and patients may never referred to a neurologist.

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