New version for ICD is 11, and it is currently under construction. A draft is available, with a lot of issues regarding MS. It is a wikipedia-like process and in theory, anybody can propose the inclusion of a disorder and its classification, though in fact, only organizations or internationally recognized profesionals are taken into account. The draft is here:
There are at least two problems with the current status of the ICD:
- First of all, CCSVI does not appear.Please CCSVI Alliance, help us all requesting officially the inclusion. (no need to mention the MS relationship in the request because some other connections like leukoaraiosis have been found: chronic-cerebrospinal-venous-insufficiency-ccsvi-f40/topic14138.html)
Second, It seems that they have separate MS from other white matter disorders like Leukoencephalopathies, and they have introduced a clinical definition of the disease, including things like CIS as a separate presentation, and ignoring pathological findings like Lucchinetti patterns.
From my point of view this is an aberration. MS presence is independent of its clinical behaviour. The diagnosis problems should be treated separate from the classification of the disease. Maybe some people around here could contribute to situate MS in the place where it belongs (maybe neurodegenerative vascular disorders, or idiopathic leukoencephalopathies, being conservative)