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Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis without lumbar puncture - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Multiple Sclerosis
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Doctor :   Hhi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Hi
User :   I have a question about MS
Doctor :   MS as in Multiple Sclerosis or Mitral Stenosis?
User :   Multiple Sclerosis
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Is it possible to make a definitive diagnosis without the lumbar puncture?
Doctor :   please provide your Age, Gender, Occupation, Marital status, Height and Weight
Doctor :   What do you want to know about Multiple Sclerosis
User :   I am 36 female xxx divorced and 5'8'' and 245
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I just need to knw if it is possible to make a definitive diagnosis without the lumbar puncture
Doctor :   There are no specific tests for multiple sclerosis
Doctor :   The diagnosis is based on Clinical symptoms and signs
User :   of which i have many
User :   doctor says i need the lp to look for obands. true?
Doctor :   All the tests and the clinical signs have to be corroborated together
User :   ok thanks

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