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Suggest treatment for Vasculitis demyelinating disease

I had an MRI due to my Ménière's disease, the ear doctor wanted to rule out a tumor. THe MRI shows Vaculitis and Demyelinating Disease. I know I need to make an appointment with a Neurologist. Are these 2 conditions something to worry about. Thank you

Mon, 11 May 2015
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I read your question carefully and I understand your concern.

I don't think that MRI shows BOTH diagnosis, I think it must be that the lesions can be either one or the other. To determine which one you must be examined and MRI reviewed by a specialist like neurologist and further tests might be needed such as lumbar puncture.

Both are conditions which are worrying, if vasculitis prognosis depends on the type, if multiple sclerosis (most common demielinating disease), it is a chronic disease, not life threatening but can cause disability, for which you will need treatment for many years.

I hope to have been of help.
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Suggest treatment for Vasculitis demyelinating disease

I read your question carefully and I understand your concern. I don t think that MRI shows BOTH diagnosis, I think it must be that the lesions can be either one or the other. To determine which one you must be examined and MRI reviewed by a specialist like neurologist and further tests might be needed such as lumbar puncture. Both are conditions which are worrying, if vasculitis prognosis depends on the type, if multiple sclerosis (most common demielinating disease), it is a chronic disease, not life threatening but can cause disability, for which you will need treatment for many years. I hope to have been of help.