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Can Mono Cause MS?

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Posted on Mon, 16 Oct 2017
Question: Hi, would like to know if severe deadly Mono can cause MS? Thank you.


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Answered by Dr. Neeraj Kumar (34 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Get examined and investigated by a neurologist

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I have gone through your question and understand your concern.
The diagnosis of multiple sclerosis is based upon clinical manifestation and brain mri.
The diagnosis is usually made in young age and adulthood.
Multiple sclerosis is less common in elderly and other cause of white matter involvement should be searched.
Infectious mononucleosis is linked with multiple sclerosis.
You should visit to a neurologist and discuss in details the clinical episodes.
If any other tests like csf oligoclonal bands have been done then the reports may be uploaded.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
Do get back to me for further information.
Regards
Dr N Kumar
Neurologist
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Can Mono Cause MS?

Brief Answer: Get examined and investigated by a neurologist Detailed Answer: Hello, I have gone through your question and understand your concern. The diagnosis of multiple sclerosis is based upon clinical manifestation and brain mri. The diagnosis is usually made in young age and adulthood. Multiple sclerosis is less common in elderly and other cause of white matter involvement should be searched. Infectious mononucleosis is linked with multiple sclerosis. You should visit to a neurologist and discuss in details the clinical episodes. If any other tests like csf oligoclonal bands have been done then the reports may be uploaded. Hope you found the answer helpful. Do get back to me for further information. Regards Dr N Kumar Neurologist