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International panel revises 'McDonald Criteria'

PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:27 pm
by MSUK
International panel revises 'McDonald Criteria' for diagnosing MS

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An international panel has revised and simplified the “McDonald Criteria” commonly used to diagnose multiple sclerosis, incorporating new data that should speed the diagnosis without compromising accuracy.

The International Panel on Diagnosis of MS, organized and supported by the National MS Society and the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis, was chaired by Chris H. Polman, MD, PhD (Free University of Amsterdam).

“Treating MS early and effectively is likely our best way to prevent permanent damage to the nervous system, so speeding the diagnosis of MS without compromising accuracy is a key goal,” stated National MS Society Chief Medical Officer Aaron Miller, MD, Professor of Neurology and Medical Director of the MS Center at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. “These updated diagnostic criteria appear to achieve this goal.”... Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... pageid/744