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Neurogurl
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   Posted 2/8/2007 1:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Guys, can someone tell me if MS is an autonomic disorder. Also, whats the likelihood that someone has MS without lesions (normal  brain mri and normal spine mri)

uppitycats
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   Posted 2/8/2007 6:23 PM (GMT -6)   

MS is an autoIMMUNE disorder, not an autonomic disorder.  Here is a web page that describes what an autonomic disorder is:

http://www.froedtert.com/SpecialtyAreas/NeurosciencesCenter/ProgramsAndServices/AutonomicDisorders.htm

These do not show up on MRI's.  Generally a diagnosis of MS won't be made if there isn't evidence on an MRI either of the brain or spine (or both), combined with clinical signs, sometimes a positive spinal tap, and other evidence of MS.
...I am not a doctor, nor health professional, and don't pretend to be one, here.....


Neurogurl
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   Posted 2/9/2007 11:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks!!
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