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MS definitions and disease classification 

MS definitions and disease classification
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MS definitions and disease classification
Author(s):

John Zajicek

, Jennifer Freeman

, and Bernadette Porter

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198569831.003.0004
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date: 24 August 2019

Clinical terms 18

Although the precise criteria by which a diagnosis of MS can be made have changed over the years, the essential clinical criteria remain: evidence for episodes of inflammation in different parts of the nervous system at different times. In other words, there should be evidence for dissemination of lesions in both time and place within the central nervous system, with exclusion of any alternative explanations....

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