Diagnostic criteria for multiple sclerosis: 2010 revisions to the McDonald criteria.

Polman et al. Ann Neurol. 2011 Feb;69(2):292-302.

The latest rendition of the continuously evolving diagnostic criteria for MS. The use of MRI for demonstration of dissemination of MS lesions in space and time has been further simplified; in some circumstances dissemination in space and time can be established by a single scan, which will allow earlier diagnosis in some cases.

“Whether these new criteria will result in earlier access to treatment is unlikely, particularly in the UK.”

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