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Diagnostic criteria for multiple sclerosis: 2005 Revisions to the "McDonald Criteria"

Polman, CH; Reingold, SC; Edan, G; Filippi, M; Hartung, HP; Kappos, L; ... Wolinsky, JS; + view all (2005) Diagnostic criteria for multiple sclerosis: 2005 Revisions to the "McDonald Criteria". ANN NEUROL , 58 (6) 840 - 846. 10.1002/ana.206703.

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Abstract

New diagnostic criteria for multiple sclerosis integrating magnetic resonance image assessment with clinical and other paraclinical methods were introduced in 2001. The "McDonald Criteria" have been extensively assessed and used since 2001. New evidence and consensus now strengthen the role of these criteria in the multiple sclerosis diagnostic workup to demonstrate dissemination of lesions in time, to clarify the use of spinal cord lesions, and to simplify diagnosis of primary progressive disease. The 2005 Revisions to the McDonald Diagnostic Criteria for MS should simplify and speed diagnosis, whereas maintaining adequate sensitivity and specificity.

Type:Article
Title:Diagnostic criteria for multiple sclerosis: 2005 Revisions to the "McDonald Criteria"
DOI:10.1002/ana.206703
Keywords:CLINICALLY ISOLATED SYNDROMES, SPINAL-CORD MRI, TECHNOLOGY-ASSESSMENT SUBCOMMITTEE, NEUROMYELITIS-OPTICA, PREDICT CONVERSION, IMAGING CRITERIA, NATURAL-HISTORY, WHITE-MATTER, SUSPECTED MS, THERAPEUTICS
UCL classification:UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences

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