Thank you for posting your query.White spots
on MRI (also called as hyperintense lesions) are not specific for multiple sclerosis
(MS). These lesions can occur in other neurological conditions including migraine
, infections, stroke
Doing an MRI of spine would help, as if lesions are found in the spine, it would favor a diagnosis of MS.Spinal tap
would also help, as presence of oligoclonal bands in the CSF would also favor a diagnosis of MS.
However, with just two lesions, and normal spinal tap, MS is unlikely.
I hope it helps.
Please get back if you require any additional information.
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,
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