Here is a website that discusses the location of lesions and the kind of disability they can cause, in people with MS:
Here is another: http://www.emedicine.com/RADIO/topic461.htm
You have to scroll down the page a bit to get to the section on MRI's, where you'll find this:
"Lesions may be located anywhere in the CNS white matter....more commonly the periventricular white matter, brainstem, cerebellum, and spinal cord..."
Here's a website that discusses Lyme disease. I could not find anything in there that suggests that Lyme disease leaves lesions that are evident on an MRI (but then, I didn't read it very thoroughly, so could have missed it!)
I just KNOW that I'm going to open a can of worms, but this IS a "multiple sclerosis" board. When I read the symptoms of Lyme as presented on this site..and it talks about early stages as well as late stages, early diagnosed and treated Lyme and undiagnosed for years Lyme..
I really see VERY little similarities between it and MS.
But as I always say, I'm not a doctor nor health professional, nor do I pretend to be one.
That's interesting; my mom has MS, and I have Lyme, and she and I have many similar symptoms. When I read the lists of MS symptoms on MS websites and the lists for Lyme disease symptoms on Lyme disease websites, I notice quite a few similarities there as well. I am certainly not saying that the two conditions are one in the same-- or are even connected-- but given the similarities, it makes sense to me that doctors would want to explore all avenues.
Again, best wishes :)
"Attitudes are contagious--is yours worth catching?"
Post Edited (bluebyyou) : 12/29/2007 9:18:16 PM (GMT-7)