CNS Lupus or MS?

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   Posted 10/28/2013 3:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I had a MRI test done and it showed some white spots on my brain so the Neuro doc said it could be CNS Lupus or MS. He wants me to have a LP and I am hoping this will show just which one it could be. Do you think that will do it?
or will more testing need to be done? 

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   Posted 10/28/2013 5:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Both are difficult to diagnose, but MS can be more reliably diagnosed as it has characteristics that are not shared with other diseases. Lupus overlaps with a number of things so is more difficult to isolate.
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