Marie can people have RRMS with no enhancing lesions??? I always thought if your MRI does not enhance you have a progressive form yet I have def remitted most of my sx from last ghastly attack
I am not ao doctor of course and you should ask him but enhancement is when the Gd crosses the BBB at the site of a lesion, which essentially means it is active and there is inflammation.
Progressive forms tend to have no inflammation, but it seems possible to me that you could have RRMS and stable lesions that do not enhance at a given time because they are not active between relapses, but I am not the right person to ask on that for definitive answer. Lesions and their enhancement or not, development or not etc all seem not to be related to disability because you can actually have stable appearing lesions and progress anyway... or no progression and enhancing "silent " lesions. They almost seem to be -dare I say it-unrelated! It is possible to have severe MS and NO lesions. not everything is known
I still think this is all good even if it is confusing for some time in the beginning here, I ay again if they can discover a big chunk of us have CCSVI then more resources can go to the remaining pathology and it might finally get somewhere.
It also may be true that better imaging techniques down the road will tell more too..............
7 tesla MRI shows a lot we can't see otherwise, might it be better than venograms in a 7 tesla MRV??? time may tell many things here
I'm not offering medical advice, I am just a patient too! Talk to your doctor about what is best for you...
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