Difference between CIS and MS

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Difference between CIS and MS

Postby Scat89 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:28 am

Hi Everyone,

The title pretty much says it...What's the clinical difference between CIS and MS? I've done a little research, but the two sound about the same.

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Re: Difference between CIS and MS

Postby DougL » Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:46 am

the best i could do (from MS Society page). sounds like the first attack to me.
(http://www.nationalmssociety.org/about- ... index.aspx)

The term “clinically isolated syndrome” (CIS) has been used to describe a first neurologic episode that lasts at least 24 hours, and is caused by inflammation/demyelination in one or more sites in the central nervous system (CNS).

While this term is still in use, it is currently under review by MS experts to determine if another term that is more specific to a demyelinating disease process should take its place.

Individuals who experience a CIS may or may not go on to develop multiple sclerosis.



when i read the last line i think "get your veins checked, get your Atlas/spine checked"
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Re: Difference between CIS and MS

Postby jimmylegs » Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:59 am

fyi http://mssociety.ca/en/information/types.htm

basically when you look at the diagnostic criteria :roll:, it's a situation where there's one lesion only (so no dissemination in space), and one attack only (so no dissemination in time... YET) :S
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Re: Difference between CIS and MS

Postby Scat89 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:20 pm

Thanks guys, that's what I've been finding too. I wonder if people fully recover if they don't go on to develop MS? I wonder the % of people w/ a CIS dx go on to develop MS?
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Re: Difference between CIS and MS

Postby jimmylegs » Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:38 pm

you could try running this kind of search if you haven't already:

http://scholar.google.ca/scholar?q=clin ... _sdt=1%2C5
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