New diagnostic criteria for multiple sclerosis: guidelines for research protocols.

@article{Poser1983NewDC,
  title={New diagnostic criteria for multiple sclerosis: guidelines for research protocols.},
  author={CharlesM. Poser and Donald W. Paty and Labe C. Scheinberg and W. Ian Mcdonald and Frank Lloyd Wright and GeorgeC. Ebers and Kenneth P. Johnson and William A. Sibley and Donald Silberberg and Wallace W. Tourtellotte},
  journal={Annals of neurology},
  year={1983},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={
          227-31
        }
}
Several schemes for the diagnosis and clinical classification of multiple sclerosis (MS) have been advanced [l}. The best known is that published by Schumacher et alC31. The criteria for this scheme were established in order to select patients for participation in therapeutic trials, and pertain only to what might be called definite MS. No provision was made for incorporating supportive laboratory data into the diagnostic criteria. As no reliable specific laboratory test for the diagnosis of MS… CONTINUE READING
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