The differential diagnosis of multiple sclerosis: classification and clinical features of relapsing and progressive neurological syndromes

@article{Trojano2001TheDD,
  title={The differential diagnosis of multiple sclerosis: classification and clinical features of relapsing and progressive neurological syndromes},
  author={Maria Trojano and Damiano Paolicelli},
  journal={Neurological Sciences},
  year={2001},
  volume={22},
  pages={S98-S102}
}
Abstract. In the absence of pathognomonic clinical features or a definitive laboratory test, multiple sclerosis (MS) remains ultimately a diagnosis of exclusion. Accurate diagnosis is increasingly important with available disease modifying therapy. Unfortunately the rate of misdiagnosis remains around 5%–10%, indicating that 1 in 20 patients thought to have MS has, instead, a condition resembling MS. In this review we describe conditions that may be confused with MS because they can present as… 
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